Monday, June 11, 2007

CODEPINK Strikes Again: Targets Senate Re Gonzales No Confidence Vote and Joseph Lieberman for His Call to Bomb Iran

CODEPINK was out in full peaceful force on Capitol Hill today at the following two fantastic actions:

Senate No Confidence on Gonzales Vote
Starting at 10am, CODEPINK visited every Senate office handing them copies of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales dressed in a “pink slip” with a message "Pink Slip Gonzales: Vote No Confidence." Check out the great graphic that Phillip, a current DC house resident who came to DC from NYC for the Peace Surge, created for us to give to senators:
We went through the Senate office buildings dressed in orange Guantanamo-style jumpsuit and pink slips. CODEPINK also held its daily vigil outside the Justice Department at 12 noon calling for Gonzales to resign.


Senator Joe Lieberman: Don't Bomb Iran!
Outraged by Lieberman’s comments on CBS on Sunday about wanting to bomb Iran, CODEPINK went to his office at 1:30pm to demand that he retract his call for a military attack on Iran. We sung a new version of "Don't Bomb Iran" and met with the office scheduler. We'll be back and will keep up a presence until Lieberman meets with up. Leslie Angeline, an activist from California who recently traveled to Iran on a Global Exchange delegation, is beginning a hunger strike to ask Lieberman to meet with her and rescind his comment about attacking Iran. More about Leslie in an upcoming blog! Check out photos from the office visit below:


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