One of 1,000 Peacemakers
Sign Your Pledge
11, 2006 not only marked the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks;
it also marked the 100th anniversary of Gandhi's original call for
peaceful civil disobedience. It is time for us to listen to Gandhi
anew. While our administration wants to use this anniversary to
instill a fresh sense of vengeance in our hearts, Gandhi
reminds us that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
administration squandered the opportunities presented by 9/11 --
the opportunities to bring those who attacked us to justice, while
at the same time pursuing true international dialogue, cross-cultural
understanding and diplomacy. Now, with the November elections on
the horizon, we have an opportunity to create a new post-9/11 America,
an America where security doesn't mean intervention or force or
an erosion of our rights. An America we can be proud of once again.
week, CODEPINK launched our Give
Peace a Vote campaign. We hope you have had a chance
our Peace Pledge to let our candidates know the Peace
Vote is a mighty force to be reckoned with.
you can step up your involvement.
You can join Susan Sarandon, Jackson Browne, Willie & Annie Nelson, Michael Franti, Alice Walker, Anne Lamott, Steve Earle, Cornel West, Dolores Huerta, Vanessa Williams, and many others by becoming a Peacemaker.
A Peacemaker commits to getting at least 100
people to sign the Peace Pledge. As a Peacemaker, you will
carry on the noble tradition of Satyagraha, which Gandhi described
as the "Force which is born of Truth
and Love or non-violence." Our goal at CODEPINK
is to gather 1,000 Peacemakers and
100,000 peace voters in time for the
are many creative ways to inspire others to sign the Peace Pledge
-- talk to your friends and family; host a Give Peace a Vote house
party; bring sign
up sheets to movie openings and concerts and vigils;
the possibilities are endless. All the materials you need are available
on our website.
this day forward, we need to keep our focus on the November elections.
Let us, like Gandhi, commit ourselves to promoting peace, and encouraging
those around us to only support candidates who will further our
call for peace.
peace and gratitude,
Anedra, Dana, Farida, Gael, Jodie, Laura, Medea, Nancy, Rae, and
us in Washington, D.C. anytime between September 20th
to September 26th for a week of creative actions-including an
Arms are for Hugging "Hug-In" at Congress -- as part
of the Declaration of Peace!
store has our new
Give Peace a VOTE tshirts.
forget to forward this email to your friends!