Last week, dressed in prison suits and holding WANTED signs, we spoke out against the Wall Street banksters of Goldman Sachs at the Congressional hearing. Chanting "Not too big to fail and not to big to go to jail," we pushed our elected officials to put the crooks on trial. Two days later, to our delight, the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs.
Public outrage works. The popular anger at Wall Street is pushing criminal probes and legislation to curb the power of the big banks.
In honor of Mothers' Day and its anti-war origins, it's time to turn up the heat to end war! Our goal is to get 100 co-sponsors for the McGovern bill (HR 5015) requiring the President to provide a plan and timetable for leaving Afghanistan. As of today, we have 63 cosponsors. Please call or email your rep today so we can get 37 more cosponsors and make our goal!!! Also ask your rep to vote against giving the Pentagon an even bigger slice of the pie--$33 billion more for war.
And speaking of pie and stopping the $33 billion, for only $33 you can buy our beautiful, spanking new cookbook called Peace Never Tasted SO Sweet (or $7 for the E-book version). You'll get great recipes for pie and for changing the world from women around the world. You'll also be supporting a bunch of outspoken, feisty, peace-loving women.
If you can join us in Washington DC on Saturday, May 8, you'll get to see and hear one of the feistiest women around--Roseanne Barr. Roseanne will be performing One Taxpaying Mothers Manifesto just outside the annual Military Fair on the Mall. "The solutions that I will offer, free of charge," she says, "if implemented immediately can save hundreds of thousands of people from the complete and utter doom that is encircling and expanding over the earth right now. All of my solutions to end war, hunger and disease can be paid for with just one month of America and Israel's combined military budgets."
To tasty pies and feisty mothers,
Dana, Emily, Gael, Gayle, Janna, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Prerna, Rae and Whitney
We're proud of our prize-winning CODEPINK mamas of the movement this month:
Congrats to Lisa Savage, coordinator of CODEPINK Maine, for winning the 2010 Peaceworker award at the 19th Annual Peace Supper put on by Peace Action Maine, and to Brenda Hillman, whose book of poems prominently featuring CODEPINK, Practical Water, was awarded a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry.