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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Sunday, January 23, 2005

codepink action & last day of the summit

today wrapped up the end of the progressive democrats summit - we spent the day strategizing an awesome action that we invited all the attendees to participate in! a group from virginia is spearheading the action in their state. we know vermont folks are already calling for the national guard to come home. folks were divided into small groups by geographical location so it was easy to speak w/everyone.
so this is it:
we are drafting a letter for governors to sign - a letter we want them to send to bush - demanding that the national guard from that state be returned and that no national guard be taken in the future!
we are submitting this letter for our governor's signature with petition(s) signed by any individual, company, elected official, social service agency, grassroots organization, etc.etc.etc. - as many folks as possible - asking the governor to sign & send to bush
we will present this letter & petitions on march 8th, international women's day, to all the governors & give them one week to sign & send the letter to bush.
if they haven't signed by tuesday, 3/15, then on wednesday 3/16 at 4:00p.m. we will enter the governor's office & wait for him/her to sign the letter. we will sit=in until either he/she signs or the anti-war action on the 19th/20th
only wimmin & children will sit-in the office. wimmin who do not want to risk arrest will join our supporters outside the office & provide support for those inside.
YEAH!!!!! everyone seems to be excited about the action, lots of folks have jumped on=board.
so we need folks to be responsible for getting signatures in their state; and for lining up wimmin & children who are willing to do civil disobedience on 3/16 if need be!