Bring Them Home Now Tour

From U.S. Labor Against the War


On August 31st the Bring Them Home Now Tour will ROLL from Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas to Washington, D.C. The messages and the spirit of Camp Casey will spread to communities across the country.

Since August 6th Cindy Sheehan and other Gold Star and military families have raised a clear, uncompromising call: it is time to stop the senseless death, time to end the war in Iraq and to bring all of our troops home now. As the 24-hour-a-day vigil at the front door of president Bush’s vacation ranch comes to a close, the final touches are being put in place for the next step in this campaign.

On Wednesday., August 31st three buses with members of Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace will leave from the heart of Texas and bring the same message to cities and towns across the country on the way from Crawford to Washington, DC. Each bus will take a different route and over the next three weeks, more than 27 states and over 40 cities will be visited. Local organizers who live in these cities and towns are preparing to welcome the tour, putting together town hall meetings, prayer vigils, visits to Congressional offices, media appearances and other activities. All of this organizing will help build the momentum for what promise to be three historic days of antiwar action on September 24th–26th in Washington, DC being organized by United for Peace and Justice. The bus tour will strengthen the movement in local communities to end the war, bring the troops home now, and take care of them when they get here.

You can be a part of the tour, in fact you can help make sure it is the success it must be. What we need most is right now is donations to help us get this tour rolling! You can make a donation and find out more information here.

Check out the website to see if the tour is coming to your town or region, and if it is, help get the word out and get more details about the tour and ideas for how you can help.

If you are not in a community where the busses are stopping, you can do your own event and become a stop on the virtual bus tour! Link with local members of Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War and/or Veterans for Peace to bring the message and build the spirit of Camp Casey locally. Contact mfso@mfso.org; contact@gsfp.org, ivaw@ivaw.net and/or go to http://www.veteransforpeace.org to see if there are local members of these organizations to speak at your event. Please add your event on the calendar on the http://www.bringthemhomenowtour.org website!

Again, we need all of your help to make this tour a huge success! It is the support of people like you that helped to make Camp Casey possible. And now your support is needed for this unique and amazing bus tour. Please take a moment right now to make your contribution by going to this website.