April 12, 2007

Peace Mov't. Gains Momentum in Ashland

Last night the Northland College Student Association voted 9 to 8 to sponsor a campus referendum on the war in Iraq!

The Ashland chapter of the Northland Anti-War Coalition will be meeting this Sunday [April 15] at 2pm in the basement of the Northland College Dexter Library. We'll be discussing organizing the referendu, as well as our upcoming march and rally that'll be held in Ashland on Saturday, May 5 [as of right now, the plan is to assemble at 3pm on that day in the parking lot of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute for a march to the Band Shell - where there'll be a rally/festival].

All of this is the result of the solid organizing by activists like Reena Patel, Julia DeFranco and the rest of the Ashland NAWC crew who have spent the year organizing a series of forums, film showings, caravans to Duluth peace protests and a fall protest in Ashland. I tip my hat to you all - you rock!

But back to this Sunday's meeting - we need lots of bodies, ideas and energy to make this referendum and the May 5 rally a success. Whether you're a student or not, we could sure could use you!

If anyone from the Duluth/Superior area would like to attend, email me at antiwarmasses@yahoo.com and I'll give you a ride.

[The report above was written by Adam Ritscher.]

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