Just some quick reminders about the many out-of-Iraq actions planned this week:
This afternoon, at 4 p.m. Mountain/3 p.m. Pacific, a Virtual Town Hall coinciding with George W. Bush's Seattle-area visit is set at www.darcyburner.com. Burner, a Congressional candidate hoping to represent Washington's 8th District, has emerged as a top critic of the war.
All week, dozens of Idahoans are staging a nonviolent sit-in at the Boise offices of Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo. Two at a time, supported by others on the sidewalks outside, they are keeping vigil within the senators' offices to express hope that our leaders will follow other Republicans in questioning the wisdom of an endless occupation of Iraq.
Tomorrow night, a Take a Stand town hall meeting set for 7 p.m. at the Boise Senior Activities Center, 690 Robbins Road (off Fort Street, by the Fort Boise Community Center), will give others an opportunity to express and record their views on the war. This is one of 600 vigils planned tomorrow all across the nation and beyond. Interested people can be videotaped for one to three minutes speaking, singing, praying, or otherwise expressing their support for the troops and their wishes for an end to the war in Iraq. "We will send the video to the four men who represent us in Congress and will ask them to take a stand," says organizer Jim Hansen.
If you can't make any of these, at least call Sen. Crapo (208-334-1776) and Sen Craig (208-342-7985) and say enough is enough ... it's time to find a way to end this war.