Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is scheduled to speak at the Sterling Hotel on Hamilton Street in Allentown at 7 p.m. tonight.
Sheehan was arrested Monday in Washington for disorderly conduct shortly after telling a group of activists that she would run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the California Democrat's refusal to try to impeach President Bush. Sheehan and about 200 protesters then walked from Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., to the Capitol Hill office of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Sheehan and 45 other protesters were arrested in Conyers' office after trying to convince him to begin impeachment proceedings against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Police said each would be released after paying a $50 fine.
A peace walk from Allentown's National Guard armory, at 15th and Allen streets, to the Sterling Hotel will precede Sheehan's appearance.
-- Morning Call staff reports