Fr. Louis Vitale, OFM, Dennis Apel, and Fr Steve Kelly, SJ, are due to appear in court on June 16 at the Santa Barbara Federal Court – 1415 State St., Santa Barbara, 93101. The time will either be 9am or 1:30pm. Check back later for exact time and possible date change. This court appearance is for an arrest in November 2010. Letters of support can be sent to Vandenberg Witness, 4575 9th St, Guadalupe, CA 93434, or e-mail to email@example.com
Fr. Steve Kelly will not appear because he is in prison serving a 15 month sentence for a Plowshares action at the Kitsap-Bangor Naval Base (see post below).
If you are in Northern California and would like to travel via a peace train for court support, please contact MacGregor Eddy via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-206-5043. There are funds available from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom if train fare is unaffordable. NOTE: The train is also an educational tour as it goes through the back area of Vandenberg and you can see the missile launch gantries and pads.