The Rev. Lennox Yearwood was one of the speakers, on July 17, 2007, at a rally held in the Upper Senate Park, opposite the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. Rev. Yearwood is with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) organization. He is a member of the U.S. Air Force and also the CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. The purpose of the event was to kick off the "Funding the War is Killing the Troops" campaign. See, http://www.grassrootsAmerica4us.org, http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org, http://www.democracyrising.us and http://www.ivaw.org for more background information. After the rally, IVAW members planned to deliver American flags to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC). Prior to the rally, an American flag was delivered by IVAW members on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to Terry Lierman, an aide to the House Majority Leader, Rep. Steney Hoyer (D-MD).