Where: LaCrosse, Madison, Minocqua, Racine, Superior, Wauwatosa, West Bend
When: March 24th - March 31st
Contact: Steve Burns, Program Director, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, 608-332-3717 (cell), outreach@wnpj.org (contacts for events below)

Recalling that March 2003 was when the United States launched its attack on Iraq based on false claims about weapons of mass destruction, seven citizens groups in Wisconsin have planned "No War on Iran" vigils for the last week of March. The vigils range from Superior to Racine, and from LaCrosse to Wauwatosa.

"We'll do our best to counter an organized campaign of fear and misinformation that is pushing us towards a war with Iran," said Steve Burns, Program Director of Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, a coalition of more than 160 organizations across Wisconsin that has developed a "Get the facts" flyer that many of the vigil participants will be using. "Even the Israeli government is now admitting that there is no evidence that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear bomb, but you wouldn't know that from the media coverage we're seeing," Burns said.

Event times, locations and contacts are listed below:

LaCrosse: Friday, March 30th, 5:00-6:00pm , Cameron Park, on King Street between 4th & 5th. Contact: Duane Teschler 608-797-6069

Madison: Monday, March 26th, 12 noon - 1 pm, Corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Doty St. in front of U.S Post Office.  Contact: Mary Beth Schlagheck, Weekly Vigil for Peace, 608-846-7924, mbspeace1@charter.net

Minocqua: Saturday, March 24th, 11:00am - 12 noon, on the sidewalks just north of the 51 bridge. Contact: Jerry Woolpy , Northwoods Peace Coalition, 715-356-6276, jerryw@earlham.edu

Racine: Saturday, March 24th, 10:00 - 11:00am, at the  northwest corner of Hwys 20 & 31. Contact: Dick Kinch, Racine Stand for Peace, 764-9968, racinepeace@yahoo.com

Superior: Friday, March 23rd, 4 - 5 pm and Friday, March 30th, 4 - 5 pm, on the corner of Broadway & Hammond, across from the Red Mug coffee house. Contact: Jan Provost, Grandmothers for Peace, 715-718-0717, g4peace1@charter.net

Wauwatosa: Saturday, March 31st, 12 noon - 1pm, Highway 100 and Blue Mound. Contact: Dan Ginsberg-Jaeckle, Peace Action - Wisconsin, 414-964-5158, dan@peaceactionwi.org

West Bend: Saturday, March 24 at 11:30 am, at South Main and Decorah - Contact: Tom Haebig at 262-334-3179.


Sent 3/22/2012,

Steve Burns
122 State St. #405
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-9240
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