The World Can’t Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime • www.worldcantwait.org • 866-973-4463

December 12, 2005

For Immediate Release
Contact: Stan Rogouski at 866-973-4463, ext 4,  press@worldcantwait.org

World Can’t Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime Calls on President Bush to
Step Down in New York Times Ad

Today, The World Can’t Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime organization placed a full page ad in The New York Times calling for George Bush to step down from office, and take his program with him. Similar calls for the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, or Dick Cheney have appeared, but this is the first time an organization has run an ad in a national media outlet calling for the removal of the entire Bush regime and their program from power.

World Can’t Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime’s Call states that “your government” has not only waged a "murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq” but is "moving closer each day to a theocracy”. It spells out the reasons why they should step down before the 2008 election. The list of signers includes Jane Fonda, Gore Vidal, Harold Pinter, and Princeton University Professor Cornell West.

Ending with the point that “history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious” but that it is also “full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond which they never imagined,” the ad calls for a nationwide action intended to “drown out” Bush’s State of the Union address in January. This will consist both of local actions as well as a national demonstration in Washington D.C. on the Saturday following the State of the Union Address.

Selected signers of the ad are available for interviews.