CODEPINK Protests House Leadership's Deal with White House to Continue Funding Iraq War

Contact: Medea Benjamin (415) 235-6517
Desiree Fairooz (202) 423-3654

June 19th, 2008

When: 10am, Thursday, June 1, outside the Democratic Caucus Room, Cannon Building 202
           During and after the vote, New Jersey and Independence Avenues (across from Cannon)

As the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to approve  another $165 billion to continue Bush's wars, CODEPINK will be on Capitol Hill expressing outrage.  We're disgusted that behind closed doors, the Democrats and Republicans in Congress have conspired with the White House to keep this war going well into the next administration,” says CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin. “This is a complete betrayal of the American people who voted for a new Congress in 2006.”

Enough of my friends have sacrificed their futures so that corrupt politicians can profit from their misery,” says Jason Ortiz, a university student with CODEPINK. “$165 billion more for war?  Congress can't find money for decent education, or healthcare for children, yet they continue to pump hundreds of billions of our money into their death machine. Shame on Congress!”

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