For Immediate Release
October 18, 2022
Media Contact: Melissa Garriga | [email protected] | 228-990-6148
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO END THE F-35 FIGHTER JET PROGRAM HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE CAMPAIGN DETAILS AND TESTIMONIALS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD
PRESS BRIEFING WILL INCLUDE COALITION MEMBERS FROM CANADA, GERMANY, THE UNITED KINGDOM AS WELL AS VERMONT BUSINESSMAN AND BEN & JERRY’S COFOUNDER BEN COHEN
ONLINE —The United States Department of Defense has a large platform with unlimited agency in the media. This Thursday we invite members of the media to give a platform and agency to those who are most affected by the decisions made by the Department of Defense. In this case, that decision is the continuation of the financially irresponsible, environmentally destructive, and inhumane F-35 fighter jet program.
An international coalition consisting of over 220 organizations sent a letter to President Biden and members of Congress demanding an end to the “boondoggle” program. This Thursday, you can hear their stories and learn why grounding the F-35 is a large international campaign.
What: Ground the F-35 International Coalition online press conference
Who: Danaka Katovich, CODEPINK (overview); Tamara Lorincz, World Beyond War (Canada); Ben Cohen, cofounder Ben & Jerry’s (Vermont); Ruth Rohde Arms Information Center (Germany); Vicki Berenson (Madison, WI); Andrew Feinstein (Israel/Palestine); Kawthar Abdullah, Yemeni Alliance Committee (Yemeni perspective)
When: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 9:30am ET
For more information, please contact Melissa Garriga at [email protected]