The Associated Press - Wednesday, July 30, 2008
A small group of people opposed to the war in Iraq are walking 450 miles from Chicago to St. Paul, with plans to arrive just days before the Republican National Convention.
Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator for Chicago-based Voices for Creative Nonviolence, is among the walkers. She spoke to The Associated Press by phone from Sauk City, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, saying things are going well - aside from mosquitoes and sore feet.
There are about a dozen walkers, averaging about 12 miles of walking each day. In Sauk City, the walkers attended a vigil against the war. A day earlier, they stopped at Governor Jim Doyle’s office in Madison and delivered a letter saying the state should resist sending the Wisconsin National Guard to Iraq.
The Republican National Convention runs from September 1-4.