July 29, 2005
Dear CODEPINK activist,Thank you for making last Saturday's After Downing Street Memo teach-ins, rallies and house parties so successful. See CODEPINK in action around the country. Many of the 300 organized events were standing-room-only with crowds listening outside.
Our next mobilization will be in Washington DC on September 24-26 -- let's make it massive! Let us know if you will be joining us in DC or creating an event in your community.
As we have been touring around the country with our new book Stop the Next War Now, we find an interesting phenomena: while polls show that we now represent the majority -- 6 out of 10 Americans would like the US troops to come home -- people feel isolated from each other and feel their voices are not being heard. So we have created an exciting new campaign called ONEMILLIONREASONS.ORG, where you can post on-line YOUR reason why the US should get out of Iraq, and read what other people all over the world have to say. On September 26 we will hand deliver the signatures and messages directly to the White House.
You'll be amazed at the array of voices already posted on ONE MILLION REASONS, including Congresswomen Barbara Lee, former CIA Director John Deutch, Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Indian writer Arundhati Roy, US soldier Camilo Mejia, Iraqi blogger Riverbend, and actress Carrie Fisher.
Please add your name and reason today, and then send it on to your friends, family and co-workers. This rising chorus of voices will help bring to an end this illegal, immoral and unwinnable war that is taking the lives of so many Iraqis and US soldiers.
Spreading the word of peace, see you in the streets of DC September 24-26.