then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
we walk the halls of Congress today with mothers whose children
are serving in Iraq, we are taking Julia Ward Howe's original
Day Proclamation to heart and to the powers that
the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.
are in DC with celebrities, leaders of the feminist movement,
military families, mother-daughter teams and other supporters
from around the country for five days of powerful actions
to urge Congress to stand up to Bush and bring our troops
home by the holidays. It's not too late to join us! Get all
the information here.
mothers, as women, we especially want to reach out to Nancy
Pelosi, who recently stated: "When people ask me what
are the three most important issues today in Congress, I always
say the same thing: our children, our
children, our children. Their health, their education,
their economic security, their families, their environment...and,
of course, a world at peace in which they can thrive."
her trip to Syria, Pelosi also said that as a mother, she
wanted to "exhaust every remedy for peace". We want
to remind her she can create a more peaceful future for all
of our children by bringing our troops home. Send her our
Mother's Day letter or craft your own here.
if you haven't yet, please be sure to sign our Women's
Appeal to Congress for Mother's Day 2007.
men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
are not just gathering in DC. Mothers and their families in
Berea, KY, Casper, WY, Albany, NY, Ramstein, Germany, and
over 50 other cities will converge in parks, on bridges, and
other public places on Mother's Day to declare their opposition
to the Iraq war. Women are holding house parties with neighbors
and friends to show and discuss CODEPINK's
new DVD, Women Say NO To War:
Iraqi & American Women Speak Out. Click
here to find a Mother's Day action near you. For
inspiration take a look at: Make
It A Mother's Day for Peace, by our friends at
Brave New Films.
Now is the time for us to arise.
This Mother's Day, let's make Julia Ward Howe proud.
the great and general interests of peace,
Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Lori, Medea, Melissa,
Midge, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sonia
your summer with CODEPINK! Join us for the US Social
Forum in Atlanta and our weekly series of activist trainings
Or come with CODEPINK
and Global Exchange on a trip to Iran July 7-20.