Send a CODEPINK House Warming
Gift to Congress!
are still glowing from the results of last week's election. What
a beautiful victory for the peace movement. Thank
you again for giving peace a vote, for telling Washington we need
to change the course both at home and in Iraq. Our work is
far from done, however. Now that we've cleaned House, we need to
urge our representatives to clean up the mess the Republican Congress
has left behind. They need to know we will continue to vote for
peace every single day with our words and actions. Peace
may begin at home, but the end to war begins in the House, and we
can't let them forget that.
have crafted a fun CODEPINK
House Warming gift for you to share with your representative
as the new Congress convenes. Our digital hot pink
cross-stitch will remind your Congressperson that "Our
House Will Be a Very Very Very Fine House When We Bring the Troops
your House Warming gift. You can also print
the cross-stitch and send it by fax, mail, or frame it and bring
it directly to your representative's local office (click
here to find your rep's contact info). If you choose
to deliver the gift in person, alert the press first and try to
get some media attention when you bring the framed cross-stitch
to the office; you can also schedule a meeting at that time to encourage
your Congressperson to represent the will of the voters and end
the war in Iraq.
with our cross-stitch, please send your representative a copy of
For Peace. CODEPINK is partnering
with dozens of peace and community groups, including Global Exchange,
True Majority, Gold Star Families for Peace, and Iraq Veterans Against
War, to launch this exciting post-election campaign.
Mandate for Peace sets forth this call to keep Congress on its toes:
We insist that the newly elected Congress, in its earliest days
in office, pass legislation requiring the prompt removal of all
US troops from Iraq and discontinue funding for military purposes
in Iraq except the safe withdrawal of all U.S. forces.
— Additionally, Congress should:
Make real its existing stated commitment to no permanent US military
bases in Iraq.
Support an Iraqi-led reconciliation process to shape a peaceful
Investigate and punish companies engaged in illegal war profiteering.
Commit significant funds to the reconstruction of Iraq, under
the control and direction of Iraqis.
Provide funding for full benefits, adequate healthcare, and other
support for returning servicemen and women.
Make every effort possible to ensure the peaceful resolution of
conflicts with Iran and North Korea.
the Mandate for Peace Petition here; be sure to share
it with your friends and family, as well.
is such an exciting time for the peace movement. Let's continue
to find creative ways to spread peace, to speak in one voice as
a people. Together, we can help make our House a very very very
fine House indeed.
gratitude, hope and fresh resolve,
Andrea, Anedra, Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle,
Jodie, Laura, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sonia
Mark your calendar--we are bringing the Mandate for Peace to Washington,
D.C. on Saturday, January 27, with
a massive march to call on Congress to take immediate action to
end the war. Gather your pink gear
and join us for a powerful and inspiring event!