A new non-partisan group of voters who are opposed to the war in Iraq is scheduled to form tomorrow in DC. From their press release:
— Anti-War Movement to Offer Voters a Pledge
— New group to launch Friday for 3rd anniversary of Iraq War, seeking five million voters to sign pledge not to support pro-war candidates
— Well-funded effort aims to make Iraq War “an issue candidates can’t ignore”
WHAT: Voters for Peace, a new non-partisan group, will be launched this Friday, March 17 — the eve of the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq War — to highlight growing public opposition to the war in Iraq and other wars of aggression among disaffected Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike.
Speakers representing the ideological spectrum will appear at the National Press Club at 10 a.m. this Friday, March 17, to formally launch the new organization. They will unveil results of a new public opinion poll showing large numbers of voters would sign a pledge not to vote for any candidate who does not make a “speedy end” to the war in Iraq, and opposition to future wars of aggression, a campaign position.
Voters for Peace will unveil such a voter pledge on Friday, and announce it aims to gather two million signatures on it this year, and five million by the 2008 presidential election.
If someone from the DC area attends the event, please let us know if it is (yet another) lefty group espousing liberal/progressive sentimentalities or if there is a real opportunity for libertarian participation.