CINDY SHEEHAN Biography - Activists, Revolutionaries and other freedom fighters


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Name: Cindy Sheehan                                                                   
Born: July 10, 1957 California                                                       
Occupation Activist                                                                   
Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (born July 10, 1957) is an American anti-war activist,       
whose son, Casey, was killed during his service in the Iraq War on April 4, 2004.     
She attracted international attention in August 2005 for her extended                 
demonstration at a camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch garnering     
her both support and criticism. In May 2007, Sheehan officially ended her             
involvement as an anti-war activist, saying "I am going to go home and be a           
mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost."         
On July 23, 2007, after Bush's reduction of the sentence of Scooter Libby,           
Sheehan announced that she plans to challenge Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a               
congressional election as an independent because Pelosi failed to introduce           
articles of impeachment against Bush.