the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the
eyes of the country will be focused on the political future of our
nation. Let’s not get caught up in the
razzle-dazzle of corporate-funded convention shows, but recognize
that real democracy means people organizing, from the streets
to community forums to electoral politics, in a continuum of pressure
from the bottom up. Both parties have led us down the path of militarism
and neglected our basic needs, impoverishing our communities and
endangering our security.
Now is the time to stand up for true
peace and security--to demand that our government reverse military
quagmires in the name of the war on terrorism; liberate us from
the oil companies’ polluting agenda and begin a serious offensive
for conservation, efficiency and renewable energy; promote good
jobs at living wages instead of pursuing cheap labor abroad; and
transfer war funds to health care, clean energy and anti-poverty
efforts at home and abroad.
here to read our detailed CODEPINK
Platform for Peace and Security, and send it to DNC
Chairperson Howard Dean and RNC
Chairperson Mike Duncan to show them the true desires
and needs of the American people in clear, thorough language. Please
our Platform to at least five of your friends and colleagues
and ask them to pass it along to the DNC and RNC chairs, as well.
A Fox News reporter recently stated, “George
Bush will eventually go back to Texas, but CODEPINK is here to stay.”
We will continue to be vocal advocates for the peaceful, prosperous
and sustainable world we want to live in, no matter who is President
next year. No single leader is a messiah; only we can lead us toward
the future we desire, and we need to keep the power and voice of
the people alive.
you for adding to our collective voice and supporting our platform
with your own strength and heart.
Anne, Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz,
Lori, Medea, Nancy, Rae and Tighe