Dear Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Contact,

 

Press Coverage of Protests on Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War

We had excellent press coverage of the more than 30 CFPA events in the region yesterday in conjunction with the March 19 Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War. See links below. Please let us know if you saw or heard other coverage that isn't listed below.

 

Excellent front page article in the March 20 Trenton Times: 

 

The actual front page of the March 20 Trenton Times (PDF), including color photos: 

 

Advance articles in the March 18 and 19 Bucks County Courier Times, as well as article in today's March 20 edition:

March 18 

March 19 

March 20 

 

Associate Press article in the March 20 edition of Newsday (please let us know if you see this AP article published elsewhere)

 

March 20 edition of the Camden Courier Post 

 

March 19 edition of Town Topics (click first item on top right under Other News) 

This was an advance article about the Walkout planned by CFPA's affiliate, NJ Students for Peace. The Walkout was highly successful,with at least 300 students participating. Watch for more press coverage in future updates.

 

There was about a two minute clip on New Jersey Network (television) News last night.

 

I was also interviewed on NJ 101.5, the largest radio station in New Jersey. Please let us know if you heard it, and what you thought.



The NBC Television affiliate in Atlantic City Area (look under “latest videos” at “local vet remembers” and “protesters say” for video clips)



Peace Voter 2008 in Pennsylvania Primary

CFPA's next big and urgent project is to distribute our Peace Voter Presidential Primary Voter Guide as widely as possible before the Pennsylvania Primary on April 22. Our organizers and chapters in Pennsylvania are already working on this, but we need help from the entire region!  Pennsylvaia is the last "big state" Presidential Primary, and we want to make our strongest effort to educate voters there! Please use this link (PDF), and begin to distribute the Voter Guide to your email contacts, and/or print it out as hard copy and distribute it to anyone in Pennsylvania with whom you have contact.

 

We are seriously considering trying to raise significant funds to run CFPA's Peace Voter Guide as signature ads in key Pennsylvania newspapers before the April 22 Primary. We will update you on that soon. But in the meantime, I urge you to take the action below to strengthen CFPA for this major challenge ahead!

 

Renew Your 2008 Membership, or Join CFPA!

Earlier this year, we sent appeals by email and (to current members) by postal mail for all our supporters to contribute their 2008 Annual Membership. If you haven't yet done so, this would be a crucial time to renew or join. Click the link below and use the first option to renew on line NOW! If you can support our efforts even more strongly by becoming a monthly or quarterly Pledger (second option); or make a one time tax-deductible donation to strenghten our work (third option).


Peace,

 

The Rev. Robert Moore
Executive Director
Coalition for Peace Action
40 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 924-5022 Phone
(609) 924-3052 Fax
http://www.peacecoalition.org

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Rich Gardner adds: Coverage in Philadephia Inquirer was limited to photo of two females being handcuffed after having been arrested in Washington DC on page A8. My photoessay of events at the Granny Clothes-Washing and in Jenkintown.

Jean Haskell adds:
Nina Huizinga was interviewed on WHYY.
I was interviewed on NBC 10, 6 pm news, and the 11 pm
news showed a two-second shot of the action at City Hall.
CBS, Channel 3 had something on at the 5 pm news---I
did not see it.
KYW radio had a story on Thursday.

Chris Robinson adds: Our 5th Anniversary Peace Vigil in Chestnut Hill was well covered at 10:00 pm on FOX 29. There was good film of 53 people standing in the rain with peace signs, and interviews with fthree people who told reporter John Atwater that they wanted Peace In Iraq Now!

Sandy Fulton adds: Channel 3 gave us a bit of video coverage.

Good turnout of people from UUCR!  You can see me for about one millisecond, and I am ticked off since the reporter photographed my 'PEACE NOW' umbrella, and that was what I'd hoped would get on TV.  Grrr...... 
 
But you can see from this video they weren't really interested in the peace rallies.  There were an ENORMOUS number of vigils, rallies, etc. all over the Delaware Valley all day and evening.  "Dozens" of people?  How about "hundreds"?  Maybe "thousands"?  Even in the rain!
 
I'll have photos of this evening vigil and a very successful noon hour Grannies rally at City Hall.  Will be sending them soon.

Sandy's photo gallery of Granny Clothes-Washing

Photo gallery of service at Ambler Church

Chris Robinson adds:

Credit: Terry Foss/AFSC

This is a photo of our Fifth Anniversary Peace Vigil at 5:00 pm on March 19 in front of the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive.
 
That's Lou Incognito, Rosita Johnson, and June Krebs (seated) on the front row.

Please cretit the photo to Terry Foss/AFSC.
 
Thanks,
Chris    215-843-4256
Northwest Greens

Monique Frugier adds:

On the anniversary of the Iraq war, the Philadelphia Daily News did not cover any of the protests going on through our city but has to be applauded for having the courage to run a photograph which says it all "FIVE YEARS OF LIES, END THE WAR NOW", written on a large sign ( not large enough, for the world to see) which Jerry Taylor from Bucks County was holding in front of City Hall.  This photograph deserves the front page, however I thank you.

More to come, meanwhile:
 
Die In (DC 3/19/08)
 
FREEZE FOR PEACE :
(please watch to the end)
 
Mo.

Marlene Santoyo adds: Grannies from many cities

Monique Frugier adds: (Videos)
Code Pink in action in DC (3-19-08)

Granny Peace Brigade in DC 3/19/08


Veterans For Peace

 

NW Greens add:

Hello, Rich.

I am not sure if you heard this before, but the Fifth Anniversary Peace Vigil at 7:00 pm in Chestnut Hill had 53 demonstrators in attendance. There was a photographer from the CHESTNUT HILL LOCAL present.
 
We also had a visit from John Atwater (and camera man) from FOX 29 (Channel 15 on cable). They shot a lot of film in the rain and interviewed people.

The segment appeared on the Fox evening news on 3/19 at 10:00 pm. There was about four minutes of good footage, interviews with 3 demonstrators (sorry, I don't know their names), and an Atwater summary. Overall, it was a positive segment, but I don't know how to find the URL.
 
At the Fifth Anniversary Peace event at 5:00 pm in Mount Airy (Lincoln Drive), we had 17 demonstrators. Photos were taken by both Terry Foss TFoss@afsc.org and Catherine Sayre of the GERMANTOWN COURIER. I will let you know if anything appears in print in the local newspapers (which appear on Wednesday & Thursday).
 
Peace and love,
Chris

Carla Mannix adds:
Here is a report from Reading, PA on Channel 69.  We had 60 people on the bridge vigil.

Coalition for Peace Action adds: Great job! We had 40 people in Lansdowne, 18 in Swarthmore and 25-30 in Media. We delivered an Easter Basket of anti war messages to Sestak at Noon.

NW Greens add:

Mar 27, 2008 4:32 PM
Chestnut Hill Local Local Photo
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More than 40 people gathered on the corner of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike on Wednesday, March 19, the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. With umbrellas and protest signs in hand, they demonstrated against America’s continued involvement in a conflict they say has gone on for too long. (Photo by Erin Vertreace)
March 26, 2007

Germantown Courier ran a nice photograph (which is not on the web) by Catherine Sayre on page 5, with the following caption:
 
Bring the troops home
Undeterred by cold temperature and stormy weather on March 19, the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, protestors from several; peace groups gathered outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive, united under the slogan "Support our troops -- bring them home."
 Protestor June Krebs (above seated on the curb), a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, said, "Our group was diverse in religion, political parties, age, and peace and justice affiliation." Behind us was a poster from a nursery co-op quoting Martin Luther King: "A sword is a poor tool for carving out peace."
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