Friday, August 24, 2007

Meet the Iraq Summer's Iowa Field Director

Last week, a reporter from the Politico travelled around with the Iowa Director of the Iraq Summer campaign.

Here is the part of the article...
Dinsdale, who hardly fits the activist stereotype, often catches McCain and other politicians off-guard. Her father served in Korea, her husband in Vietnam, and her oldest son finished his tour in Iraq three years ago. But the mother of three also works as the Iowa director of Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, a group that has recruited people like Dinsdale to change the image of its anti-war cause.

“I’m not a fool. I know we need a military,” she says. “It’s just this war that’s making me crazy.”

She isn’t the only one: According to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 64 percent of Americans oppose the war.

Dinsdale is just one player in a multimillion-dollar production aiming to tap into that sentiment. Anti-war group AAEI -- a coalition of, the Service Employees International Union and other progressive groups -- is targeting Republicans who support President Bush’s Iraq policy in 40 congressional districts. During the August recess, AAEI is slamming its targets with grass-roots campaigns led by local activists such as Dinsdale.
Read the rest of the article for more information about what Iraq Summer has been doing in Iowa.

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