Contact for more information:
Harold Trainer Cell: (502) 387-9490 Home: (502) 618-3673
Nancy Jakubiak Cell: (502) 939-3698
LOUISVILLE, Ky (July 27, 2009) - Cindy Sheehan, author, speaker and peace activist will be in the Louisville area from September 7-12, 2009. Sheehan is a Gold Star Mother having lost her son Casey in combat in Iraq. She has spent much of the last 5 years working against war, after she lost her son in combat in Iraq. She has written four books, met with the president, challenged lawmakers over the Iraq War, made many appearance on national media and has been arrested and jailed for her actions against the Iraq War. Her most cited activities were demonstrations at Camp Casey outside of President Bush's ranch in Texas.
Louisville Peace Action Community, Vietmam Veterans Against The War, Iraq Veterans Against The War and other Louisville groups will be sponsoring her visit. She will be making a number of appearances throughout the Louisville area including a major public talk, a press conference, and media interviews. Her itinerary and scheduled appearances are currently being planned and will be made available to the media closer to her arrival. Her presence will provide an opportunity to interview one of the most influential critics of the U.S. war in Iraq.
To schedule an interview before or during this visit, contact Harold Trainer
Ms. Sheehan will be available to sign her new book, Myth America: 10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case For Revolution.
What others have said about Cindy Sheehan :
• Maureen Dowd of the New York Times wrote that "the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute."
• Bob Fitrakis, from the Online Journal: “The United States has produced several mythic historical figures -- Paul Bunyan, John Henry and the like -- but our actual prophetic peace activists are actually far more interesting. People like Eugene Victor Debs, Emma Goldman, and in our present day, Cindy Sheehan.”
• Sherry Bohlen, field director of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), was one person who traveled with Cindy to Crawford, Texas to protest the war near George Bush’s ranch. She said “She could well be the Rosa Parks of the movement against the Iraq War. Just as Rosa refused to leave the bus, Cindy is refusing to leave the roadside. She's the spark that is igniting the anti-war movement."
• Tom Matzzie of MoveOn said, "In her grief and bravery, Cindy has become a symbol for millions of Americans who demand better answers about the Iraq War. Though right-wing pundits have attacked her personally, her honesty is unimpeachable.”