Drones Save Lives


August 16, 2013

Dear Activist,

This week in Washington DC, the powerful drone lobby AUVSI (the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) held their annual conference, touting their message that "drones save lives". We've been busy derailing their business-as-usual from inside and outside the conference! Help us tell the drone lobby that making a killing out of killing is immoral and unacceptable by emailing the entire AUVSI staff.

Inside the conference, CODEPINK National Coordinator Alli McCracken made a splash when she disrupted the opening session by asking keynote speaker Lieutenant General Barclay about the innocent civilians killed by drone strikes. Outside, dozens of activists staged a dramatic die-in, and some moved hauntingly up and down the sidewalk in drone costumes, “targeting” the conference-goers. Join us in pressuring the drone lobby by emailing the entire AUVSI staff with a message of your own.

We're also thrilled to invite you to join CODEPINK, The Institute for Policy Studies, and The Nation Magazine to the 2013 Drone Summit, Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance at the Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC, November 16-17.

We'll be joined by the inspirational Dr. Cornel West, brilliant international lawyer Mary Ellen O'Connell, drone survivors and drone pilots, experts from Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan and Europe, government whistleblowers, peace activists, technology experts, artists and musicians. Get smarter, more engaged, better networked and motivated!

Register here! This event is sure to sell out quickly so register now. Can't make it? Consider making a donation. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Alli, Amanda, Hannah, Heidi, Kelleen, Jodie, Maggie, Medea, Nancy K, Nancy M, Natalie, Noor, Sergei, and Tighe