Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS RELEASE FOR TOUR de PEACE

Cindy Sheehan Leads Coast-to-Coast Bike Ride for Peace



 
For immediate release. http://tourdepeace.org/uploads/3/1/9/8/3198327/header_images/1359833667.jpg


Contact: David Swanson david@davidswanson.org  202-329-7847

Sheehan and other riders are available for interviews.

WHAT: Gold Star Mother and "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan will lead a Tour de Peace bike ride across the United States
from the grave of her son Casey in Vacaville, Calif., to Washington, D.C., following the mother road, historic Route 66 to Chicago, and other roads from there on to D.C.  Bicyclers will join in for all or part of the tour, which will include public events organized by local groups along the way.  Complete route: http://tourdepeace.org/the-route.html

WHEN: The tour will begin on April 4, 2013, nine years after Casey Sheehan was killed in Iraq, and 45 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed in Memphis.  It will conclude on July 3, 2013, with a ride from Arlington National Cemetery to the White House.

WHY: This August will mark 8 years since Cindy Sheehan began a widely reported protest at then-President George W. Bush's "ranch" in Crawford, Texas, demanding to know what the "noble cause" was for which Bush claimed Americans were dying in Iraq.  Neither Bush nor President Obama has yet offered a justification for a global war now in its 12th year.  The Tour de Peace will carry with it these demands:

To end wars,
To end immunity for U.S. war crimes,
To end suppression of our civil rights,
To end the use of fossil fuels,
To end persecution of whistleblowers,
To end partisan apathy and inaction.

Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/2uBctq4dzss

3 comments:

  1. thank you for your courage, perseverance and fortitude! 4 April is also the large Anti-Drone Action in San Diego -- sure to be a powerful day to help shift our perspective back to a humane, ethical reality!

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  2. In 1967, I was part of the Peace Torch Marathon, a march from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. It culminated in the first really big rally against the Vietnam war on October 15. My thoughts will be with you, Cindy, as you and those with you bicycle over much of the same roads we took turns carrying a torch for peace those years ago. Thank you for all you do.
    Kathleen O'Nan

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  3. The News release should be written as you want it to appear in a news story. And remember this: most journalists are very busy, and don't have time to research your company's big announcement, so much of what you write for your News release will be what the journalists use in their writeup of your big event. Whatever you want them to say, this is where you put it.

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