Protest near Senator Specter's
17 Feb 08

Senator Specter lives on Timber Lane, a few houses off from Schoolhouse Lane, where we're gathered. That's a college student walking towards the group as Philadelphia University has scattered facilities in the immediate vicinity.  


From Chris Robinson's (Third person from the left) description:
The Presidents' Day Peace Event near the home of Senator Arlen Specter was a huge success on Sunday, February 17. The usual demonstrators were joined by two members of the Chester County Peace Movement, which has long been an endorsing organization of these monthly events.

light moment

In addition, the demonstrators were joined by four members of Northeast Philly for Peace and Justice, who explained that their organization would like to become the 25th endorsing peace group. These organizations insist that Senator Specter should author legislation that will cut off Pentagon spending in Iraq, except what is needed to safely withdraw all U.S. troops.

other side of street

The endorsing organizations are:
Brandywine Peace Community
Bucks for Progress
Catholic Peace Fellowship
Chester County Peace Movement
Code Pink Philadelphia
Communist Party of Eastern PA and DE
Delaware Valley Veterans for America
Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia
Green Party of Montgomery County
Green Party of Philadelphia
Military Families Speak Out
Northeast Philly for Peace and Justice
Northwest Greens
Northwest Peace and Justice Movement
Northwest Peace Coalition
Peace Action Philadelphia
Philadelphia Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network
Philadelphia War Resisters League
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Saint Vincent's Peace and Justice Ministry
Suburban Philadelphia Greens
Turn Around America
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 31
Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (Philadelphia Branch)

long view

Next month, these 25 peace groups will hold a Fifth Anniversary Peace Event from 2:00 until 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 16, near the home of Senator Arlen Specter on West Schoolhouse Lane (between Gypsy Lane and Henry Avenue) in East Falls, Philadelphia. This gathering will mark a five-year occupation of Iraq by U.S. forces. For more information on the Fifth Anniversary Peace Event, please contact Northwest Greens at 215-843-4256.