For Immediate Release September
PPRC (503) 344-5078
Peace and Justice Works
US Out of Iraq & Afghanistan!
6 years after Congress authorized Use of Force on Iraq and
7 years after the US Invasion of Afghanistan
Friday Rally Set For October 10, 2008
5:00 PM, Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway
Marking six years since Congress authorized the Use of Force against Iraq and seven years since
the invasion of Afghanistan, local groups are planning an expanded Friday rally for peace and
justice on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 5 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Broadway and
The United States attack on Afghanistan took place on October 7, 2001, less than a month after
9/11; since then, more American soldiers and Afghan civilians have been killed each year. The
congressional vote on Iraq took place in the political climate of terrorism, fear and the politically-
charged interim congressional elections of 2002. The message of the October 10 rally will be "US
Out of Iraq & Afghanistan: 6 & 7 Years Later."
The rally is being cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition. Numerous peace
rallies will be taking place around the country that same weekend. The Friday rally, began as an
institution in Portland shortly after the invasion of Afghanistan in October, 2001, and has gone on
every week, rain or shine, since.
For more information or to get your organization on board as a cosponsor or endorser, contact
Peace and Justice Works at email@example.com or 503-236-3065, or PPRC at 503-344-5078 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional cosponsors and endorsers of the event include Women in Black and
the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom chapters in Portland, OR and Madison,