Cindy Sheehan and Bring Them Home Now Tour to Stop in New York City
Sunday, September 18th - Monday, September 19th

Sheehan Just Back From Delivering Aid to Gulf Coast Calls for
‘Money for Hurricane Relief – Not for War’

Gold Star and Military Families, Iraq War and other Vets Take Message to 51 Cities in 28 States, will Converge at Major Anti-War Rally in DC on September 24

NEW YORK, NY– On September 18-19, Cindy Sheehan and the Bring Them Home Now Tour will stop in New York City. The 51 city, 28 stop tour is traveling the country to highlight the voices of Gold Star families, who show the devastating human cost of this war; the voices of military families, for whom each and every day this war brings the potential for the most devastating of consequences; and the voices of veterans, who can share the ground truth about war and the impact on those who were sent off to fight it.

New York Schedule for Sunday, September 18th thru Tuesday, September 20th:

WHEN: Sunday, September 18th at 7:30pm.
WHERE: Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church 85 S. Oxford St., Brooklyn 11217
WHO: Cindy Sheehan and members of the tour will share stories of their first hand experience of the devastating effects of the war.

WHEN: Monday, September 19 at 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
WHERE: Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr. NY, NY 10027
WHAT: Large Citywide Town Hall with the Bring Them Home Now Tour with Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan, the grieving military mother whose vigil outside President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas focused the nation’s attention on the human cost of the Iraq war, visited Covington, Louisiana on Tuesday, Sept. 13, joining the on going national volunteer effort to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. She witnessed first hand the devastation in New Orleans as she helped deliver food and water to one of the poorest and hardest hit neighborhoods.

Immediately after Sheehan’s vigil at “Camp Casey” in Crawford ended on August 31, veterans who’d participated in the vigil drove all leftover supplies from the campsite – toilet paper, medicines, water, and food – to Covington, Louisiana, for distribution to Hurricane victims. Since September 2, they have been in Covington, operating a relief operation out of “Camp Casey III.”

“My efforts for these last weeks since we left Camp Casey, in Crawford have been about standing up against the inept policies of the Bush Administration and about helping people who are suffering because of those policies,“ Sheehan said. “The good citizens of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are certainly among this group, and I want to do whatever I can to be of assistance to them,”

In addition to Cindy Sheehan, the following veterans and families will give presentations:

Al Zappala of Philadelphia, PA, whose son Sgt. Sherwood Baker was the first Pennsylvania National Guardsman to die in combat since World War II. He was killed in Baghdad on April 26, 2004. He is a member of Gold Star Families for Peace.

Stacy Bannerman of Kent, WA, whose husband is in the Washington National Guard and served an extended tour of duty at Camp Anaconda, the most attacked base in Iraq. She is a member of Military Families Speak Out.

Tammara Rosenleaf of Belton, TX. Her husband is stationed at Ft Hood, TX and will deploy to Iraq this fall. She is a member of Military Families Speak Out.

Michael Hoffman of Bucks County, PA, served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Marine Division during the U.S. invasion of Iraq from March to May 2003. He is a founding member of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

Elliott Adams of Sharon Springs, NY enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam War. He served in Vietnam, Korea, Japan, and Alaska as an infantry paratrooper. He is a member of Veterans for Peace.

The three bus tour launched from Camp Casey outside George Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, where Cindy Sheehan, other Gold Star and military families, Iraq War and other veterans held a nearly month long vigil requesting a meeting with the President.

For further information on the Bring Them Home Now Tour, including a schedule of cities and dates, go to: