you remember summer camp?
The excitement of leaving home, spending time with old and
new friends, learning new skills, feeling a sense of shared
purpose. You can experience that again this summer with CODEPINK--probably
with less mosquito bites; definitely with more meaning.
can get a glimpse of the summer-peace-camp feel--and the deep
impact--of our DC house in this fabulous front page feature
from the Capitol Hill daily, Roll Call: "CODEPINK:
On the Hill to Stay".
June and July, CODEPINK is hosting
a Peace Surge in DC--week-long activist trainings with daily
actions in Congress. These trainings dovetail perfectly with
our efforts to keep constant pressure on Congress to bring
our troops home, and our work to build a strong women-initiated
peace movement throughout the U.S. If you are interested in
building the skills and confidence to organize locally and
deepen your commitment to peace work, please
apply to join us in DC this summer!
yourself in the exciting actions CODEPINK
is creating in Congress every day; learn how to reach out
to the media, create great visuals, and speak effectively
about ending the war. Spend six nights living in our DC house-strategize,
sing, laugh, cook, and learn with women from all over the
country! Plus, hear from experts about the current situation
in Iraq, find out how a bill really becomes a law, and discover
how you can make a deeper impact with CODEPINK's
campaigns in your home city. We guarantee you will leave feeling
inspired and empowered. Click
here to learn more. To get a flavor for our daily
actions in Congress, check
out our blog. For further inspiration, read
this article by Medea Benjamin.
addition to our trainings, the DC CODEPINK
Activist house will also house some long-term CODEPINK
organizers. If you are a skilled activist interested in living
in the house for a longer period of time and assisting with
organizing our CODEPINK campaigns
and trainings, please fill out the housing application and
include your interest in working with us in DC and your activist
house resident, Barbara from New Hampshire, writes, "I
have made a slew of new acquaintances, been energized by some
of the most knowledgeable activists in the peace community,
been given a chance to sit in and contribute to their on-going
efforts toward a more just and saner world. The CODEPINK
House couldn't have been more welcoming.
I feel that whatever I have to give, whatever strengths are
within me, here is a place that wants and needs it.
I hope that you too will accept their invitation and come
on down to D.C." (Read more here)
knew we were entering Washington DC lore when the front page
of the Washington Post announced after the Alberto Gonzales
hearing: "The Senate Judiciary
Committee goes CODEPINK on Gonzales"! Going CODEPINK
now means exposing the wrongdoings of the powerful, giving
them a public dressing down, holding them accountable.
is precisely what CODEPINK has
been doing in DC. We not only bring a flash of hot pink
to the sea of drab gray and black Congressional suits, but
we are busting through the inside-the-beltway politics with
a refreshing dash of people power. We invite you to join us
on "The Hill" and help us paint the town PINK!
you can't make it to DC this summer, you can support our trainings
by making a generous donation to CODEPINK.
Your support helps us pay the rent at the DC House, buy pink
fabric, dye our pink police uniforms,
and keep up our daily pink presence.
here to donate online today.
make this a powerful summer of resistance! We hope to see
you soon in DC or Atlanta. Many thanks for all the energy,
time, and heart that you put into your peace work.
look forward to seeing you around our campfire!
our DC home to your home,
Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Lori, Medea, Melissa,
Midge, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sonia
can also join us at the first-ever US Social Forum in Atlanta
from June 27-July 1. CODEPINK
will gather with activists from all over the world to explore
the theme "Another World is Possible--Another U.S. Is
Necessary!" We'll host inspiring panel discussions, trainings,
and all night social gatherings and dance parties. The Forum
is sure to be a historic experience, a lively opportunity
to meet with other peace and justice workers to network, share
our visions, and decide how we can work together to change
the world. For more information and to sign up to join us
in Atlanta, click