Occupy Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Area Veterans to Hold Press Conference, Thank City Council

Pittsburgh, PA—(ENEWSPF)—October 31, 2011.  Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan along with others of previous wars will hold a press conference on Tuesday, November 1, at the City County Building Portico to thank the Pittsburgh City Council for its stance against the current wars, and to urge it to take a stand against police violence, and join in calling for additional solutions for veterans issues such as homelessness, and women’s medical issues, among other things.

Representatives of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans for Peace, and veterans involved with Occupy Pittsburgh will speak and answer questions.  They plan to discuss things like police brutality, the health care benefits for veterans, how women are being treated in the military, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other things. 

The walk will step of from Mellon Green at 8:30am. The plan is to have a press conference at 9am at City Council. 

Following the press conference, a letter of thanks will be delivered to City Council, and veterans will address council during the public comment period.

More information can be obtained from Iraq veteran Joyce Wagner, national Chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War, [email protected].

About Occupy Pittsburgh

Known in New York City as Occupy Wall Street, there are now more than 1600 cities in the US and overseas where some sort of occupation-style movement has begun. Occupy Pittsburgh has been developed by residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania in harmony and solidarity with the 99% Occupy movement. Banding together are people from all age groups and most levels of society who have one thing in common: the desire for a future free of the corporate greed, corruption and undue political influence.