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Saturday, April 29
March for Peace, Justice and Democracy
Assemble: 22nd Street
March: At noon down Broadway to Foley Square
Grassroots action festival: 1:00-6:00PM,
See below and
www.april29.org for more details.
ASSEMBLE FOR A PRE-MARCH
LABOR RALLY AT 10:30
A.M. ON 19TH STREET
BETWEEN BROADWAY AND PARK AVE. SOUTH.
(ENTER FROM PARK
Visit the USLAW website at
www.uslaboragainstwar.org for more information on labor's
If you've ever doubted
that protest marches can make a difference, just look at the stunning
example of the massive immigrant rights demonstrations over this past
week. Millions of people have taken to the streets across the country
with a simple, powerful message: Don't deny the promise of opportunity to
those who only seek a better life. And not only did this grassroots
outpouring transform the political debate -- but it's also stalled, at
least for the moment, the most draconian anti-immigrant measures in
On April 29, large numbers will again take to the streets, to demand a
dramatic change in direction. Too much is too wrong in this country. We
will call for an immediate end to the Iraq war and for all the troops to
come home now. We will demand an end to illegal spying, government
corruption, and the subversion of our democracy. We will stand up for the
rights of immigrants and women, and for all our civil liberties. We will
call for this country's resources to be used to rebuild the Gulf Coast
and other devastated communities rather than for never-ending oil wars
and massive corporate subsidies.
We have reached an agreement with the New York Police Department for
the April 29 march route and festival location. We will assemble
beginning at 10:30AM at 22nd Street and Broadway. Starting at noon, we
will march down Broadway through the heart of Manhattan, to Foley Square,
site of the Federal Building and Federal Courthouse. Maps, plus
information about gathering spots for contingents, will soon be posted at
Bring signs and banners, bring musical instruments, and above all, bring
friends and associates -- let's make this event massive, vibrant,
colorful, and inspiring! (Please note: The NYPD prohibits the use of
wooden, metal, or fiberglass sticks or poles -- only cardboard tubes may
be used to hold up signs and banners.)
The march will culminate in an action-oriented grassroots festival in
Foley Square from 1:00-6:00PM, designed to connect those who attend the
protest with a wide array of organizations and campaigns, including the
nine national groups who initiated the April 29 protest. At the festival,
you'll find leaflets, how-to guides, activist toolkits, and other
resources; learn more about the disastrous Iraq War and how you can plug
into the many efforts underway to bring the troops home; and have an
opportunity to talk to knowledgeable organizers involved in everything
from counter-recruitment work to faith-based organizing to immigrant
rights and civil liberties. You'll also be able to picnic on the grass,
spend time with friends, listen to music, and watch performances. There
will be a large tabling area for groups wishing to distribute literature
or sell merchandise at the festival.
Click here to reserve table space.
Spread the word! We have an opportunity to turn what promises to
be an important event into an historic mobilization. But we need your
help to make sure everyone knows about April 29th. Visit the
April 29 website to download leaflets for photocopying and
distributing -- or, if you're in the New York City area, come by the
United for Peace and Justice office and pick some up. Our office is at
261 West 36th Street, 7th floor, and is open Monday through Friday,
9:30am to 7:30pm and on the weekends (call the office for exact times --
212-868-5545). We also have stickers, buttons, and posters to promote the
April 29 march.
We need lots of volunteers to make April 29 a success! If you can
help out, either over the next few weeks or on the day of the protest,
click here to sign up, or call our office at 212-868-5545.
We also need your financial support, to help pay for the costs of
the April 29 protest and the ongoing work of United for Peace and
Click here to make a secure online credit card donation, or call our
office at 212-868-5545 to make a credit card donation over the phone. You
can also send checks or money orders made payable to United for Peace and
Justice to UFPJ, P.O. Box 607, Times Square Station, New York, NY
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www.april29.org for more details, including
The times are urgent -- we must act! Join us in the streets of New York
City on April 29!
United for Peace and Justice
National Organization for Women
Friends of the Earth
U.S. Labor Against the War
Climate Crisis Coalition
People's Hurricane Relief Fund
National Youth and Student Peace Coalition
Veterans For Peace