Sunday, March 2, 2008

Gandhi Peace Brigade/ Impeachment Fast is Rolling

Dear Friends,

Leslie broke bread in Congressman Conyers' office on Friday to end the first phase of her 25 day fast. Ellen Taylor, her CodePink sister, has stepped up to take the lead in this rolling fast, which will continue until impeachment hearings for Vice President Cheney begin
. Over 500 people from across the country have joined Hungry for Justice? Impeach him FAST! by signing up through the CODEPINK Women for Peace website:

Leslie is feeling better and is more determined than ever to see Congressman Conyers begin impeachment hearings for Vice President Cheney. She and Ellen will continue to visit Democratic Judiciary members' offices to talk about signing the Wexler letter and supporting impeachment hearings. Representative Keith Ellison signed on last week!

These are the Judiciary Committee members who are the most likely to sign onto the Wexler letter. Many of you have emailed to say you've called them. THANK YOU! Please continue to call them ...

  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (202-225-3072)
  • Rep. Melvin Watt (202-225-1510)
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (202-225-3816)
  • Rep. Bobby Scott (202-225-8351, Mon.-Fri.)
Also, please continue to call Congressman Conyers (202-225-5126, Mon.-Fri.).

Betty Hall, a 14-term legislature from New Hampshire who submitted House Resolution 24 calling for impeachment proceedings against Bush and Cheney, met with Congressman Conyers' staff early Thursday.

Later that day Betty, Leslie, and Marcia Meyers from "We the People's" National Coalition for Impeachment met with Congressman Wexler. He expressed his "deep respect" for Leslie's fast and thanked her for her commitment. The theme of the meeting was how to get impeachment hearings moving forward. The Congressman listened intently as each of the women spoke and after a few minutes asked his Chief of Staff to come into the room. They both liked the idea of combining the push for Impeachment with the 5th Anniversary of the war in Iraq. The momentum is building!

Ellen Taylor was the first person to join Leslie in the fast almost a month ago. She stopped after ten days to honor a previous commitment to visit her mother in New York. She will now lead the fast, until the next person steps up. Ellen says, "We are not just “not eating”, we are being present for justice and government accountability, and speaking truth to power in a unique way. Traditionally, Lent is a time of abstinence and cleansing. This country needs to cleanse itself of the lies and moral corruption of this administration. Chairman John Conyers and the Judiciary Committee must defend our Constitution and start impeachment hearings against Vice President Cheney immediately. We will fast, and stand fast, until justice is done."

Peace and Freedom,

Jes, Leslie & Ellen

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