July 28th: Anti-war ProtestSeattle 13 Jul 2007 23:07 GMT
Protest Saturday July 28th, 12pm
Tens of thousands of soldiers are coming home with physical and psychological injuries, including large numbers diagnosed with PTSD and other ailments. Many recent news articles have revealed that the government shamefully has not provided these veterans with an adequate level of resources and care.
From Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Veterans Administration hospitals across the country, including Seattle, inadequate funding has denied medical health professionals in the VA system the tools they need to provide world-class care to wounded vets.
This is shameful; especially coming from an Administration who is hypocritically stating they “support the troops.” It’s time to stand up and demand better funding for returning veterans and an end to the war that is causing the casualties in the first place. Let’s hold the Administration accountable for veterans’ care that they have so often promised!
1. An immediate end to the Iraq war
2. Fully fund the VA system
3. Separate VA funding from other funding for the Iraq war
4. Meet all demands advanced by the VA workers union, the AFGE
MARCH AND RALLY
March: 12:00 Noon, gather at Beacon and Columbian, march past VA Hospital at 1660 Columbian Way
Forum: 2:00 PM, Jefferson Community Center 3801 Beacon Ave South
VA accessible from bus routes 36, 39, & 60
For more info: http://www.troopshomenowcoalition.org
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-856-4059
We can always use extra help organizing and getting out the word. Please send email to email@example.com if you can help.
Sponsors: Troops Home Now Coalition, Iraq Veterans Against the War, International Socialist Organization
Endorsers: Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War(SNOW), American Friends Service Committee(AFSC) Seattle Green Party, Freedom Socialist Party, Youth Against War and Racism, SCCC Student Anti-war Collective
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