On April 30, 2008 Courage to Resist and SF Bay Area allies gathered to appreciate our staff organizer Lori Hurlebaus who recently resigned. She is in Philadelphia for the Summer working as an interim Organizer in the national office of Iraq Veterans Against the War while their Organizing Director is out on paternity leave.

Sara Rich, Courage to Resist
May 8, 2008

It is with mixed emotions that Courage to Resist says goodbye to Lori Hurlebaus. Lori’s passion and expertise around supporting war resisters has been invaluable. From a collective point of view she was a leader and an amazing organizer. She has a vision for what we all have to do to end this war.

From the point of a mother of a resister, she was a life line for me and other families when we had no idea where to turn or what to do. It is a very scary thing for a soldier to resist and Lori was always one of those calm voices guiding me through the fear and chaos of going up against the US military. Through this Lori has become a dear friend to me and my daughter, Suzanne.

I am happy to know Lori is out there and I know she will continue to create energy for a peaceful world where ever she goes.

Blessings to YOU Lori! Courage to Resist will miss your energy!
-Sara Rich, mother of Suzanne Swift