A dedicated group of CODEPINK women, Women Say: Enough! took inspiration from the Mother's Day weekend and decided to stay in DC for a month, taking action at Congress every day to demand an end to war. Below is a brief list of some of their actions, followed by amazing photos, courtesy of yellowcakewalk.net.
Contributed by Des:
CODEPINKers from California, Texas, Illinois, Arizona and D.C. along with former diplomat Ann Wright took our passion for peace to the streets of D.C. to make our voices heard. What follows here in no particular order is a partial list of actions we took in the days following the 24hr Mother's Day vigil at the White House:
Police escorted march from Lafayette Park to Donald Rumsfeld's home with Cindy Sheehan & Ray McGovern http://www.truthout.org/multimedia.htm (2 CODEPINKers were arrested trying to deliver letters to Rumsfeld)
Speaking out @ Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on Iran
Blair Protest led by Ann Wright @ White House on Thursday
More Blair protesting @Georgetown University on Friday morning and again @ White House during their lunch.
Silent processions around Capitol Hill and Mall everyday.
AFSC Bring Troops Home poster stapling every two nights on city lampposts.
Congressman Joe Barton office visit & demonstration (We were escorted out for singing "We don't want your dirty war machine..."
Pink Presence in Rayburn building (lunchtime strategizing) Real Faces of war action outside museums on the mall reading the names of the U.S. & Iraqi fallen @ Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial & Washington Monument (different days)
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The name CODEPINK satirized the Bush Administration's color-coded, fear-mongering "security" alert system that has since been phased out. CODEPINK is a lively call for the people of the world to "wage peace." More...