FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2023
CONTACT: Ryan Black, ryan [at] rootsaction.org
Activists will picket congressional offices and hold other events in plea for diplomacy to “avert nuclear war”
On Friday, February 24, the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a coalition of grassroots activists across the United States will be holding demonstrations and other events in several dozen cities urging officials to “lead with diplomacy.” Many of the events will occur at district and in-state offices of U.S. representatives and senators.
The events are being coordinated by the Defuse Nuclear War coalition. Keynote themes are:
Diplomacy Is the Path to Peace
In a statement, the coalition said: “The Feb. 24 anniversary of the invasion should serve as an opportunity to amplify calls for genuine diplomacy to end this terrible war. The anniversary is on a Friday in a week that the House and Senate are not in session — so this is an extra good opportunity for constituents to bring public pressure on members of Congress while they are presumably in their home area.”
The following activists in various regions can be contacted for interviews:
Massachusetts Peace Action
cole [at] masspeaceaction.org
Peace, Justice, Sustainability NOW!
peacehome.campaigns [at] gmail.com
Milwaukee End the Wars coalition
pamrichard35 [at] gmail.com
Chico Peace Alliance
chris4pax [at] gmail.com
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