Skip to comments.Syria Strike Protesters Hope to Harness Momentum Saturday in D.C.
Posted on 09/06/2013 9:03:51 PM PDT by JSDude1
Opponents of President Barack Obama's plan to launch air strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad believe they have momentum on their side. Seasoned anti-war protesters hope this momentum will manifest itself Saturday, when they march from the White House to Capitol Hill.
"The fact that [constituent advocacy] is making a political impact in Congress may give people a sense of power and that could make people more likely to participate," Eugene Puryear, a national organizer for the ANSWER Coalition - whose acronym stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism - told U.S. News.
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Many members of Congress cite constituent feedback against the planned Syria strike as a reason for either opposing or being indecisive about intervention. Obama said Aug. 31 he would seek congressional approval for such a mission as political dissent mounted.
ANSWER and CODEPINK, the feminist anti-war group that frequently heckles public officials, are sponsoring the Saturday protest with the United National Antiwar Coalition.
Participants will meet around noon near the White House, and will then march toward Capitol Hill. Puryear said organizers distributed thousands of promotional fliers at Washington, D.C., Metro stations this week.
Buses are transporting protesters from New York City, Puryear said, but "most of it is people moving on their own power" from cities along the East Coast.
"For us, having done this for a while, that's always a good sign of momentum," he said, citing a flood of emails and phone calls requesting information.
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We should also make it about not joining a war in support of Al Qaeda! (Also any Tea Partiers in D.C. early for this may want to stop by the ANSWER anti-war protest) just to see what's going on??
I SURE susan Sarndon and Sean Penn will be there to lead the way, right?
Racists! It’s coming out now. Code Pink = Code White, and ANSWER = CRACKER.