Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

We're Quoted in Newsweek!

One of the activities created by WILPF women is Raging Grannies. Typical Raging Grannies actions include wearing big, silly hats and singing anti-war songs at demonstrations and community events. Our Raging Grannies in Tucson, Arizona went to a recruiting center to enlist so that their children and grandchildren would not have to go to Iraq or Afghanistan. They were charged with tresspassing and on Monday, July 25 all of the Grannies pleaded not guilty.

We made the Perspectives Page of Newsweek! Right under a quote from Lance Armstrong, Betty Schroeder is quoted:
"They should've said, 'You're too old,' but they just called the police."
Betty Schroeder, a 74-year-old member of the Tucson Raging Grannies, on facing trespassing charges after trying to enlist at a military-recruitment center in Tucson, Ariz. The group of grandmas hope to go to Iraq so their children and grandchildren can come home.
Way to go, Betty and Tucson WILPFers!

1 Comments:

  • test. I'm just learning how to blog...so if this works and is displayed I think this will be a great way to coordinate events...like some of the things being planned here at the Congress.
    Cyndi

    By Blogger cyndi roberts-hall, at 3:21 PM  

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