Local Actions & Guide
a movie screening, have a peace picnic in the
park, or a Bake Sale with Im"PEACH"ment
pie, or use any of the following
ideas and tools for your own Mother's Day
action. You can also raise funds for the mothers
and children in Iraq and those Iraqis forced to
live abroad- click
here for more info!
Picnic in the Park
Host a peace picnic at your local park,
you can spell out PEACE in the grass with your
bodies- now that's community!
Day Viewing Party
Host a Mother's Day movie viewing with our CODEPINK
Mother's Day Video,. Invite friends, neighbors,
and family to your home to watch and discuss
our powerful film: Women Say No To War, Iraqi
and American Women Speak Out, an inspiring film
about women saying no to war.
- Have a Mother's Day
Organize a tea party or a picnic in an outdoor
location such as a neighborhood park or plaza.
Make it positive, fun, and educational at the
same time. Set a place set up where people can
write letters to their congressional representatives
here to find addresses and who your local
Plan an evening of spoken word, music, and dance
performances that showcase the talents of the
women in your community. Make it a night of
arts and entertainment highlighting the power
of women's work across cultures. In between
performances have a place where people can sign
letters to Congress and sign CODEPINK's Give
Peace A Vote petition (download
- Take to the Streets
Organize a Mourning Mothers march or spirited
Peace Stroll through your town. Hold a rally.
Protest outside a recruiting station or a government
building. Do a banner drop over a freeway or
in a public area during rush hour. Demonstrate
and flyer outside of a popular Mother's Day
brunch or dinner restaurant. Remind people
of the real origins of Mother's Day by dressing
up as Julia Ward Howe and handing out her Proclamation.
Pick a major thoroughfare where many pedestrians
will be able to see your group marching. Consider
coordinating an action outside a popular shopping
location like a mall where many people will
be doing last minute Mother's Day gift buying
on Sunday, May 11. Bring banners with
phrases such as: "Women Say No to War",
Mothers Say No To War!, Women Say Enough! Or
you might choose a favorite line to quote from
Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation
- Have a Vigil for
Organize vigil in front of a recruiting station,
a government building or a well-trafficked spot.
Make a big "Women Reclaim Mother's Day
for Peace" banner, and dress in your wildest
pink. That way you'll be sure to stand out-no
matter what size the crowd.
Take a moment of silence or take a moment to
collectively wail, expressing our sorrow at
seeing so many of our brothers and sisters fallen
Read the names of the fallen soldiers and Iraqi
civilians as a group.
Click here to download the list of those
who have perished in this war.