Independence Park, 7th St & Hawthorne Ln Charlotte North Carolina
When: 12 noon into the evening
Cindy Sheehan, Diane Wilson, Dick Gregory, and CODEPINK Co-Founders Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, and Gael Murphy are calling on people around the country to join the Troops Home Fast. (List of fasters http://troopshomefast.org/article.php?id=1030). This open-ended hunger strike aims to galvanize public attention, invigorate the peace movement, build pressure on elected officials, and get our troops back home FAST! The ongoing fast will generate a lot of attention in Washington, DC, but our fast will only be a success with your local participation. Through local legislative pressure, we hope that a major victory of this fast will be a significant increase in the number of Congresspeople who sign onto legislation calling for a troop withdrawal by the end of the year, and increased local visibility for the anti-war movement.
In Charlotte, join members of Char-Meck CODEPINK, Action Center For Justice, Charlotte Area Green Party, Operation Impeachment & others in the Charlotte area participating in the Troops Home Fast. All day and into the evening when people gather to watch the annual fireworks. Hand out literature, gather signatures for petitions, make a peace ribbon, or just stop by and show your support.
Char-Meck CODEPINK, Action Center For Justice
National info: www.TroopsHomeFast.org