Dear CODEPINK activist,
Imagine you’re driving down a back road in Texas, flipping through the radio dial only to find one talk-show host after another singing the praises of George Bush. Then all of a sudden, you tune in to a station and hear this:
"I’m Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq. Casey was one of more than 1700 Americans who’ve lost their lives in the war. Recently I read a secret British intelligence document called the Downing Street memo, and was appalled to learn that the Bush administration manipulated intelligence and facts to justify the Iraq war.
Sending our children to die for lies is a moral outrage. Deceiving Congress is an impeachable offense. Please honor our soldiers by urging your representatives to investigate and hold George Bush accountable. See www.afterdowningstreet.org. Brought to you by CODEPINK women for peace".
This fantasy is going to become a reality on Saturday, July 23, the 3rd anniversary of the Downing Street Memo. CODEPINK is going to run this radio ad during Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh’s radio shows all over the country. But we can’t do it without YOU.
Help CODEPINK air Downing Street/impeachment radio ads on right-wing radio shows!
Starting on July 23, CODEPINK will begin a campaign to hit the right-wing airwaves with the above Downing Street/impeachment radio spot recorded by Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in the Iraq war. We will run the ads during Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated shows, which are the most listened-to conservative talk shows in the country. Click here to listen to the ad.
Please help us raise $25,000 so we can give millions in the conservative audience a dose of reality.
To support the campaign to get this radio spot aired beginning on July 23rd, the 3-year anniversary of the Downing Street Memo, click here.
And you know us. If the radio stations refuse to air our ad, we will carry out a media campaign to make sure that even more people hear about its contents.
Even though the media coverage of the Downing Street memo has been abysmal up until now, there’s still a rising groundswell for impeachment. According to a recent Zogby poll, 42 percent of Americans would support impeachment given proof Bush lied about the reasons for the war. That’s more than those who supported impeaching Bill Clinton!
What we really need now is a strong push for Congressional investigation. On the legislative side, more than a dozen members of Congress will hold town hall meetings on July 23 to bring attention to the Downing Street Memo and its contents. On the media side, CODEPINK’s ad will push the impeachment issue to the next level.
In addition to donating to this campaign, you can also organize a local effort to get this radio spot aired on your local radio stations. Click here for ideas.
On July 23rd, let’s make every street Downing Street!
In peace and solidarity,
Dana, Farida, Gael, Heather, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae, and Tiffany
P.S. We also hope you’re planning to participate in the July 23 Day of Action that CODEPINK is working on in collaboration with www.afterdowningstreet.org.