|March 20th Coalition Planning Committee
Sets Plans for March on Washington
Momentum for the March 20 National March on Washington is growing. The demonstration is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. to demand “U.S. Out of Afghanistan and Iraq Now!”
Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (above)
commenting at the March 20th Planning Committee
meeting that took place in Washington, D.C., on Sat, Dec. 12.
On Saturday December 12, a meeting of the March 20th Coalition Planning Committee was held at the Justice Center in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the ANSWER Coalition, the March 20th Planning Committee meeting was attended by representatives of the Alliance For Global Justice, Anti-War College, Dignity (co-founded and represented by Cynthia McKinney), Goucher Alumni for People’s Solidarity, Iraq Veterans Against the War, March Forward!, Muslim Alliance in North America, Muslim American Society Freedom, National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, National Council of Arab Americans, National Lawyers Guild, Peace of the Action and World Can’t Wait.
In addition to those in attendance at the December 12 planning meeting, over 700 organizations and individuals have endorsed the March 20 National March on Washington. Most recently, United States Labor Against the War (USLAW) passed a resolution to endorse at their 2009 National Labor Assembly. Click here to add your/your organization’s name to the growing list of endorsers.
People will be coming by bus, van, car, train and plane from across the country to be in D.C. on Saturday, March 20. If you are interested in organizing transportation, click here to fill out the Transportation Form.
On March 20, there will be coinciding demonstrations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
March 20 is the seventh anniversary of the criminal war of aggression launched against Iraq. The demonstration will demand the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan and Iraq. Instead of war, we will demand funds so that every person can have a job, free and universal health care, decent schools, and affordable housing.
The March 20th Coalition Planning Committee discussed a scenario for the March 20th action. People will gather at the White House for an opening rally. During the rally, we will construct hundreds of coffins representing the multinational victims of war. On the march, we will carry and deliver the coffins to various corporate and government entities that have played a role in the promotion of the war and the exploitation of people in the United States.