Sierra Madre Residents to Hold Candlelight Vigil Tonight to Urge Rep. Chu to Vote Against Bombing Syria

Press Release posted 9/9/13 - Residents of Sierra Madre will hold a candlelight vigil at Kersting Court at 7pm on Monday evening (tonight) to urge Representative Judy Chu to vote against bombing Syria. The event in Sierra Madre is part of a national day of action being organized by the progressive organizations MoveOn.org Civic Action, CREDO Action, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), and Win Without War. Similar vigils will take place in nearly one hundred cities across the country on Monday.

At the vigil, local residents will urge Rep. Chu to avoid another unnecessary and costly war and vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution expected to be debated soon in Congress. The local organizer for the event, Jeff Rudisill said, “I am opposed to military intervention in Syria without exploring ALL non-violent resolutions to remove chemical weapons from Syria, and without the legal authority of the International Community.

WHO: Local residents opposed to military intervention in Syria.
WHAT: Candlelight vigil to urge Rep. Chu to vote against military action in Syria
WHERE: Kersting Court, corners of Baldwin Ave and Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA
WHEN: Monday, September 9, at 7:00 pm.

To see a list of vigils being held across the country, visit: http://civic.moveon.org/event/syriavigil/

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