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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want all to thrive in

Monday, January 16, 2006

MLK sacramento: Call to ACTION


Call to ACTION:

In honor of Martin Luther King
In remembrance of Californians killed in Iraq
In determination to end this war in Iraq

Return with us, to the Scene of the nonCrime!
(where the CA National Guard and the DOD spied on us on Mother’s Day)

AJR36 campaign endorsers: Codepink, Gold Star Families 4 Peace, Central Committee 4 Conscientious Objectors, Raging Grannies, Physicians 4 Social Responsibility,Next Generation, Grandmothers 4 Peace, California Peace Action, Coalition 4 World Peace, Veterans 4 Peace, Green Party,AFSC and many more.

Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, we’re heading back to Sacramento for two days of actions - which will lead to a landmark decision by our State Assembly & AJR36!

We urge you & all our allies to bring your most charismatic activist input to make these events newsworthy & successful!

Help us put AJR36 front & center this Monday and Tuesday as we march, rally, and lobby our Assembly folks – and return to the scene of the nonCrime!

We begin 8:30a.m.Monday morning with the opportunity to join the MLK365 March - www.mlk365.org -from Oak Park Community Center to the Sacramento Convention Center.

From 10:00-3:00, there is a Celebration inside the Convention Center – we ESPECIALLY need a large activist presence as we hear tons of recruiters are probably going to be there! (We’re hoping cp’ers and everyone else committed to counter-recruitment, will help & sign up for 1 ½ hour shifts. Call Sam 510-524-2776 to volunteer.

Beginning at 3:00 until 5:15 (ending with live 5p.m. coverage we hope), we will hold our “Return to the Scene of the nonCrime” event. Gathering in front of the Convention Center, we will march once again to the original scene of the nonCrime: the Vietnam War Memorial (NE end of the Capitol grounds, 15th & Capitol Blvd) where the National Guard – whom we want home but NOT for this - spied on us last Mother’s Day.

Medea Benjamin will MC this event; Jan Kearney will lead us in a wailing as we begin again by commemorating the dead; national guard and family members will speak; the Raging Grannies will lead us in song; Natalie Wormeli, ACLU, will update us on the spate, I mean state, of spying; Aimee Allison (also a veteran) will inform us about Katherine Jashinski, the first public national guard woman Resister. AFSC will set up a National Guard installation of Eyes Wide Open for both days.

We have housing for folks who want to stay overnite in Sacramento and continue moving AJR36 forward in the morning as we embark on our Day of Lobbying .

Tuesday, January 17th, Our Day of Lobbying: we will begin 9:00a.m. lobbying those Assembly Members who are “undecided” or “non-supporting” AJR36. We will break into Hot Pink Teams, armed with Resolutions, Talking Points, and Determination, as we head to their offices. By 1:00p.m., we will hold another Press Conference on the North Steps of the Capitol and inform the public about which of our elected officials are willing to move to protect Californians and bring our National Guard Home, and which are still supporting Bush’s continued occupation of Iraq.

For more information, please go to www.bayareacodepink.org and check out the calendar. To participate in this event, please email info@bayareacodepink.org or call 510-524-2776 .