A Press Event Outside The Office Of Your Newly Elected Congressional
Representative. Throughout this week, local
and national media outlets will be covering the mid-term election
and interpreting the election results. Letís help them interpret
the results as a mandate for peace in Iraq!
- As soon as
possible after the election, hold an event outside the office
of your newly elected Congressional representative. The event
could combine congratulations for the new memberís election with
an announcement that you are putting the new member on notice
that he/she must prioritize bringing the US troops home from Iraq.
- Come up with
creative visuals and slogans.
- Invite local
military families, veterans, clergy, labor unions and others who
will speak out for peace!
- List your
event our events calendar by clicking
- Don't forget
to report back on your event and upload photos of your action
on our Local
A Meeting With Your Newly Elected Member Of Congress. We
need to get on our new Representativesí schedules right away, by
scheduling meetings with them about the need for a change of course
a meeting with the new member of Congress, with participants from
various constituencies in your community.
- Bring information
about polls showing that Americans said Iraq was their top priority
going into the mid-term election.
- Try to get
them to commit to the demands in the Mandate for Peace petition.
- Tell them
you are watching to make sure they represent the will of the voters
when it comes to ending the war in Iraq!
- Please let
us know about your meeting by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- More information
about lobbying Congress to end the war in Iraq is available at
for Peace and Justice website.
Stay tuned for
more updates on CODEPINK's Mandate
for Peace campaign and creative ideas for action. Letís take this
exciting fantastic result and turn it into a real policy victory
that ends the war in Iraq!