Occupying Cantwell’s Office
As we speak, seven anti-war activisits, including an Iraq war vet named Josh Farris; 64-year-old Joe Colgan, the father of an Iraq war casualty; the wife of an Iraq war vet named Stacy Bannerman; a 92-year-old WWII vet named Abe Osheroff; and the pastor of United Church of Christ in Wallingford, Rev. Richard Gamble, are in a conference room at Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office in downtown Seattle, refusing to leave until Cantwell either signs off on Sen. John Kerry’s position for troop withdrawal by Dec. 2006 or pledges to hold a public meeting to clarify her position on the war.
With no appointment scheduled, the group arrived at the 32nd floor of the federal building at noon today and talked to a Cantwell staffer before being escorted to the conference room.
They report that they’re loaded with protein bars and water and plan to stay until Sen. Cantwell meets their demands or until federal officials remove them.