Nationwide “impeach” action comes to Lafayette

Lafayette is one of dozens of communities nationwide where activists on Saturday will rally for the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Ginny at vwheaton@comcast.net is coordinating the installation of crepe paper streamers spelling out “impeach” in the chain link fence overlooking Highway 24 at the Curtola overpass between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill Road. They meet at 2:30 p.m. (The team abandoned the idea of using tennis balls due to safety concerns.)

The impeachment movement remains small but vocal as people angry with Bush and Cheney over the Iraq War continue to press the matter. Presidential candidate and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, filed articles of impeachment against Cheney on Tuesday.

But many Democratic Party leaders view impeachment as a deeply divisive act that would polarize Congress and the nation.

To help change Congress’ mind, pro-impeachment activists plan events from Alaska to California to Florida, including a stop to see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, at the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego this weekend.

Protesters will greet President Bush at Miami Dade College Saturday, where the president is scheduled to deliver the commencement address.

In San Francisco, organizers will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ocean Beach, where they will form a “Beach Impeach” human mural and party with a Zimbabwean marimba band and a 10-foot Gandhi puppet.

For a complete list of events and other details, click here to access www.a28.org.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen