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Coalition to March on the RNC

The Republican National Convention (RNC) was held on Sept. 1-4 in St. Paul, Minn. On Feb. 9-10, 2008, in St. Paul’s twin city of Minneapolis, the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War met with more than 60 other organizations to plan events protesting the Republican agenda.

The coalition consists of local anti-war and solidarity organizations, unions and social justice groups. Three national anti-war coalitions were also represented at the conference: Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC), the ANSWER Coalition and United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ).

Other organizations present included the International Action Center; Freedom Road Socialist Organization/FightBack!; Latinos Against the War; Fight Imperialism-Stand Together; Students for a Democratic Society; New Jersey Solidarity-Activists for the Liberation of Palestine; the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera; Teamsters Local 743 and AFSCME Local 3800.

A press conference for local and national media included speakers from the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, TONC, UFPJ, ANSWER and the Arab American Action Network.

Phyllis Walker, Marie Braun and Jess Sundin opened the conference with an inspiring welcome from the local coalition. Two panels laid out the many reasons for marching on the RNC.

Delegation to Iraq

In 1998 Minnesota activists Jess Sundin (CISPES, Iraq Peace Action Coalitionand Freedom Road Socialist Organization), Jen Udelhofen (Progressive Student Organization and Iraq Peace Action Coalition), Marie Braun (Women Against Military Madness, Pax Christi and the Women's Political Alliance)) and Mike Miles and Ollie Miles, both Voices in the Wilderness, joined almost 100 Americans on a humanitarian delegation to Iraq. [1]



  1. [Fight Back! Volume 1, No 1 Summer 1998]