CODEPINK Action Suggestions
As Bush considers sending thousands of additional troops
to Iraq to control the violence, our troop death toll has reached the
3,000 mark. It
is crucial that we commemorate this grim
milestone in Bush's disastrous war by pressuring Congress to bring
the troops home NOW, and to stop this insanity NOW!
Make a powerful statement for peace on the 3,000th U.S. death with a
vigil or other event in your community. Organizers should bring extra
candles and lighters. This will encourage passersby to join your vigil.
here to add your event, and here
to find an event you can join.
armbands: Ask people to wear pink
armbands or a piece of tape (preferably big, bright pink
duct tape) with 3,000 dead written on it, and tape to their clothing.The
idea is to not only have activists wearing ribbons and/or armbands but
to distribute these in large quantities to everyday folks ï¿½ in shopping
districts, on campuses, in front of government buildings, at busy mass
transit stops, wherever there are people in motion.
of the names: You can find a list of all U.S. casualties to
read aloud at your event. We suggest alternating U.S. names with Iraqi
names. For U.S. casualty names, see icasualties.org
and for Iraqi casualties see Iraq
You can download
a sample media advisory to announce your group's activity marking
the 3,000th U.S. soldier's death. Flood your local radio talk shows
with calls. Write an op-ed for your local paper and be sure to send
us an on-line link if it gets published! The mainstream might give major
coverage to the 3,000 U.S. death and our voices should be heard. Be
sure to always talk about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed
in this outrageous war.
- March to
Congress: Tell everyone you meet about our upcoming mass
mobilization in Washington, DC on Jan. 27 to remind Congress to
honour the mandate of peace delivered by the people on election day.
Photos! Don't forget to upload reports and photos for your
local action to
our local spotlight section. Your actions will be listed below here
within 24 hours!
& Commentary Commemorating 2000 Dead: