Board of Supes to vote
on End the Iraq War Day resolution
Photos by Luke
By Caitlin Cassady
October 23, 2007
A group staunchly opposed to the war in Iraq is hoping the San
Francisco Board of Supervisors will approve a resolution at its
meeting today declaring Saturday "End the War in Iraq"
The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has organized a march and rally that
it is hoping to receive "political capital,'' according to
Supervisor Tom Ammiano.
"The endorsement by the board of supervisors will be specifically
for this event,'' Ammiano said. "It is a way for protesters
to register public opinion and spread the word about the event.''
Resolutions opposing the war in Iraq have been previously passed
by the board of supervisors, and Ammiano said he expects this
to pass as well.
"If it does not pass today, it will get referred to committee,
but I don't really expect that to happen,'' Ammiano said.
According to Sarah Sloan of A.N.S.W.E.R., Saturday is a day of
national protest, with events being coordinated nationwide. The
demonstration in San Francisco is a regional event and organizers
expect people from as far away as Oregon and Nevada to attend.
"We expect thousands of people to show up,'' Sloan said,
"because people across the nation are against this war.''
Protesters will gather at 11 a.m. in Civic Center Plaza and will
then march to Mission Dolores Park at 12:30 p.m., according to
Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan is expected to speak, as well
as U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland.
The board of supervisors will vote on the resolution regarding
the event at its regularly scheduled meeting today at 2 p.m.
Copyright © 2007 by Bay City News, Inc. -- Republication,
Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent
of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.