Join Us in DC Jan 27-29:
are packing our bags, jumping onto buses and trains and planes,
flinging our pink boas around our necks, ready and excited to bring
our Women Say No to War campaign
to the streets of Washington, DC!
will be a powerful force at the massive Mandate
for Peace mobilization this Saturday, January 27-before
the march, too, when we will join with Jane
Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Eve Ensler, Q'orianka Kilcher,
Rhea Perlman, Mimi Kennedy, Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey and Maxine
Waters, and other amazing women for a colorful and rowdy
Women Say Pull Out convergence. We hope you'll join us!
have been walking the halls of Congress this week with Iraq
veterans to help get them the health care and benefits they
need and deserve. And I'll be back on Saturday to join
the anti-war march and encourage all Americans to come out
and engage. Let's show we really care about our troops
by bringing them home now and taking care of them when they
Bush's State of the Union address only drives home why we need to
take to the streets this Saturday. As much as he spoke of "hope
and opportunity" for America's future Tuesday night, Bush is
squandering our truest hopes and opportunities by funneling so much
money into an unnecessary war.
in the NY Times highlights how recklessly our tax dollars
are being used. We are pouring $200
billion dollars into the war in Iraq, while universal health care
for everyone in the country without insurance would cost just half
that amount. Universal preschool would only cost our country $35
billion. Immunizing the entire world's children against diseases
such as measles and diphtheria would cost $0.6
can't let this madness continue.
us on January 27 to say No More
Funding for War! Bring Our Troops Home Now! We will use
our feet and our lungs and our signs and our outrage to let Bush
and our new Congress know that we are serious about ending this
you can't make it to DC, see if there is a solidarity
event being planned in your area. If not, create your
own, even if that means standing alone on a street corner with a
sign! In lieu of lobbying, you can call
your Congressperson to demand they cut the funding for
George Bush's War. Our voices are powerful, wherever we may be geographically.
We know peace is the only real path to hope and opportunity for
this country. Together we will make it happen.
peace and excitement,
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea,
Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sonia