Dissent in the Capitol: As Washington Prepares for War with Iraq We Hear Voices of Peace From the Floor of Congress

October 10, 2002


The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today after over 24 hours of debate that continued into early this morning. More than 100 House members are expected to oppose the measure. A vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate could be delayed by threats of a filibuster by an opponent of war, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV).

Today we will hear from John Lewis (D-GA) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), two members of Congress who oppose President Bush’s war resolution.


  • Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), former chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He has served Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since 1986.
  • Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), the most senior Democratic woman in Congress. She played a leadership role in the Middle East Peace process and was a leading opponent of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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