of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts!
From the bosom
of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with Our own.
It says: Disarm! Disarm!"—
Julia Ward Howe, Mother's
"And so sometimes I think that if you just put
the mothers in charge for a while, that things would
get resolved" - Barack
This Mother's Day, we held our second 24-hour vigil
in front of the White House, where we honored all mothers
and women who live where war is happening— where women
are paying the price with their bodies, loved ones,
homes, future. We wanted to recognize the price they
pay and honor their courage and power, by standing with
them in solidarity to not only tell their important
stories but to model what women-centered community looks
and acts like. We wanted to encourage other organizations
and community groups around the country and the world
to bring their stories to celebrate Julia
Ward Howe's original call for Mother's Day.
We continued our call for our troops to come home from
Afghanistan and Iraq so that no more mothers will suffer
the unbearable grief of losing a child to these wars.
And with your help, we have also sent a message of sorrow,
friendship and peace directly to the women suffering
in occupation and their families.
A little pink Mother's
In 2006 CODEPINK
called for hundreds of women from around the country
to gather in front of the White House for a 24-hour
vigil for peace. More…
You can buy our inspiring Mother's Day DVD documenting
the event and featuring military moms and Iraqi
here to buy your copy!
In 2007 we
reclaimed Mother's Day with powerful actions in
Congress, a Women's Congress at our DC Activist
House, a Children's Peace Festival across from the
White House in DC and beautiful actions around the
country- from coast to coast! More...
In 2008 we
honored Mother's Day by honoring mothers and children
in Iraq and those who have been forced to leave
their homes. We raised over $25k for Micro-Projects
for Iraqi families through the Collateral Repair