mad voter pink tea party press release
WOMEN FOR PEACE
November 29, 2004
PRESS RELEASE for IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
Codepink Women for Peace is throwing a Mad Voter Pink Tea Party, a gala event to celebrate the outstanding work of countless Americans to defend our democracy and defeat the Bush regime in the past election. We will lift the spell of depression, hopelessness, and fear that is permeating our communities. We will be awarding "pink badges of courage" to Bay Area activists who went above and beyond the call of civil duty in their work on election issues. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Codepink and Global Exchange, will MC the evening. Musical performances will include Valerie Orth and Chola Priest. A live auction will feature autographed anti-Bush pink slips, framed jazz posters, and gift certificates for the Bay Area’s finest restaurants, spas, and retail stores.
The event will be held on Saturday, December 11th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Alameda Point Auction by the Bay Theater, which can be seen at
http://www.auctionsbythebay.com/html/rental1.htm. Preceding the awards ceremony, we will hold a reception with food, music, and a silent auction from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
You are invited to join us for this empowering and inspiring evening of entertainment and festivity. Tickets are priced at $10--$10,000 donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Childcare will be provided. Tickets can be purchased directly from Codepink, at many local bookstores, and online at www.virtuous.com. Please call 510.524.2776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to arrange interview appointments.
CODEPINK is a women-initiated and women-led grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action. Codepink started in direct response to the Bush administration’s color-coded security alerts and is a determined call for women and our supporters to "wage peace & justice" in our lives, our communities, our country, and around the world. We stand up to the Bush administration’s attempt to attack not only our civil rights, but almost every social service & economic program for women, children, the poor, the unemployed, the elderly, and the disabled in our country.
The Bay Area Codepink chapter has worked tirelessly locally and nationally to further these goals, and has taken specific actions against Hummers and the sale of war toys. Bay Area Codepink holds activist training camps, tables at events, and does presentations for various institutions, organizations, groups and neighborhoods. For further information, please see our web site at www.codepinkalert.org.
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