Northwest Campus Peace Coalition
Contact: Tom Mooney
Monday, January 20, 2003
NWCPC To Organize Student Walk-out Against the War
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Northwest Campus Peace Coalition announces today that it is organizing a student walk-out on the day U.S. forces resume official hostilities against Iraq. The walk-out will take place at 2:00 p.m. on the day bombing begins, or the next day if bombing begins after 4:00 p.m. If military strikes begin on the weekend the walk-out will take place the next business day. Students will leave their classes and join the city-wide demonstration at Terry Shrunk Plaza.
"We are sending the message that it will not be business as usual if our government attacks Iraq. We value our education, but we must show resistance to an unjust and immoral war." Says Tom Mooney, an NWCPC organizer at Portland State University.
NWCPC volunteers will be organizing students at campuses across the state and in southern Washington, urging them to pledge to join the walk-out. The coalition will also be soliciting the support of faculty and staff at all member schools.
The Northwest Campus Peace Coalition is a coalition of student activists at universities, community colleges and high schools in Oregon and southern Washington who organize students to resist war and violence.