April 5, 2006
CODEPINK's Iraqi Women's Tour is coming to a close. As part of our Women Say No to War campaign, six courageous Iraqi women traveled to the US to speak about the realities of the war and occupation of Iraq. In the nearly four weeks that have passed since the women arrived, they participated in events in over 75 cities in over 20 states. They spoke to students and teachers, community organizers and elected officials, policy makers and the general public. The press coverage has been extensive: from the New York Times to Florida's Sun Sentinel, from PBS to CBS Evening News to Democracy Now. Everywhere the women went, people welcomed them into their towns, homes, and hearts with appreciation for their courage and willingness to share their stories.
Take part in the virtual Iraqi women's tour online!
With this tour, we helped bring to light the harsh realities of life in occupied Iraq and the need to end the occupation so that Iraqis can determine their own future. While we in the peace movement have made great headway in changing public opinion about this war, we have a long way to go to change the debate in Congress. In this vein, we ask our sisters and allies in the US to join a national call-in day TODAY to tell members of Congress to vote for a debate on Iraq.
Please call your Congressional representative TODAY, this Wednesday, April 5 at 202-224-3121 or 888-355-3588. Click here to find out more about the national call-in day and read a suggested script.
Together with the Iraqi women we say, La li ekt tilal! End the occupation!
P.S. Start planning now to join CODEPINK in DC for our 24-hour Mother's Day Vigil in front of the White House, May 13-14. For more details and to sign up to attend this amazing weekend, click here. And don't forget to write a letter to Laura Bush and sent it to us at email@example.com. The best letters will be used in our upcoming book Letters to Laura. You can continue to support the work of the Iraqi women and help CODEPINK bring more Iraqi women to the US by donating here.