On Sept. 5, 2007, at noon, on the West side of the U.S. Capitol, representatives of various Peace Groups challenged the U.S. Congress to end the Iraq War. The activists held a public signing of letters seeking a meeting, and a dialogue, with Congressional leaders. The Peace Groups want Congress "to cut off funding for the war in Iraq and to safely and swiftly bring the U.S. troops home."
The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) coordinated today's event. Participating were activists from Code Pink, Declaration of Peace, Democracy Rising, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Gold Star Families for Peace, Jonah House, Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Voters for Peace and the Washington Peace Center. Check out the Declaration of Peace's web site at: http://www.declarationofpeace.org for information on the "9 Point Comprehensive Peace Plan for Iraq," which is referenced in the letters to the Congressional leadership.