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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"

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Peace-In begins: Mandate for Peace Tour

Tomorrow, Sunday, the CodePINK Truck and I are heading out from Oakland, California to Washington D.C., by way of the South, on the Mandate for Peace Tour and it's not too late to seriously consider coming to D.C.!

We'll be there for the whole month, Jan 20 - Feb 20 and you can come for a month, 2 weeks, a weekend! Just don't miss this awesome opportunity we have to make herstory & end war!

I'll be doing “Peace-In”s with local CodePINK chapters and Peace Activists across the country at Congresspeoples' offices. I’m bringing the Walk In Their Shoes (WITS – shoes tagged with names of dead Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers) and the Real Face of War (large photos of casualties) displays.

We set the displays up outside of the Congressperson’s office. Then, the local concerned citizens go inside to extract a public commitment from their congressperson to vote NO more funds for war.

The Peace-In goal and focus is to get every Congressperson to make this public commitment that she/he will vote to defund the war this Jan/Feb (whenever the vote comes up).

We intend to continue the Peace-In in Washington D.C. from January 20th until February 20th or until Congress votes NO, and sincerely hope concerned citizens who stay behind will continue the Peace-In daily at their Congressperson’s office!

I'll try to post faithfully!

If you know anyone along my path - somewhere between I40 and I20 (my intended route will be posted on my blog) - PLEASE let them know about the Tour and invite them to participate!

If you want to help me and the truck get across the country, and help other CodePINK activists come to D.C. as well, it is not too late to donate! You can send a check to CodePINK, 1248 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706 or you can donate securely at www.bayareacodepink.org/donate.htm

Together we are making herstory and we WILL end war in the next several weeks. Now is the time!
Peace Route #1

Sf leave Sunday crack of dawn 1/14

La arrive afternoon.

Phoenix 373 miles 7 hrs arrive noon action Monday 1/15

Tucson 116 miles 2 hrs arrive 5:00 action

Las cruces nm 284 miles 6 hrs noon action Tuesday 1/16

El Paso 1 hr 4:00 action tuesday

Albuquerque 266 miles 5 ½ hrs noon action wed 1/17

Amarillo 289 6 hours 9:00a.m. action thurs 1/18

Oklahoma city 259 miles 5 hours 5:00p.m. action thurs

Tulsa 106 miles 2 hours 8:00a.m. action Friday 1/19

Little Rock 273 miles 6 hours 5:00 action friday

Memphis tn 137 miles 3 hours 10:00 action Saturday 1/20

Hernando ms 25 miles ½ hour noon saturday

Nashville tn 231 miles 5 hrs 9:00am Sunday 1/21

Knoxville tn 180 miles 4 hours 3:00p.m. sunday

Blacksburg va 233 miles 5 hours noon action Monday 1/22

Roanoke va 49 miles 1 hr 5:00p.m. action monday

Richmond va 187 miles 4 hours 9:00am Tuesday action 1/23

DC 100 miles 2 hrs Tuesday eve 1/23


Peace Route #2

Sf leave Sunday crack of dawn 1/14

La arrive afternoon.

Phoenix 373 miles 7 hrs arrive noon action Monday 1/15

Tucson 116 miles 2 hrs arrive 5:00 action

Las cruces nm 284 miles 6 hrs noon action Tuesday 1/16

El Paso 1 hr 4:00 action tuesday

Dallas 635 miles 12.5 hours maybe wed pm def thurs a.m.

Shreveport LA 188 miles 4 hours Thursday 4:00p.m. action 1/18

Monroe 99 miles 2 hours 9:00 Friday a.m. action 1/19

Jackson ms 120 miles 2 ½ hours Friday p.m. action 1/19

Selma al 197 miles 4 hours Saturday a.m. action 1/20

Enterprise al 46 miles 1 hour noon action 1/20

Auburn al 90 miles 2 hrs evening action 1/20

Savannah GA 282miles 6 hours Sunday noon-pm action 1/21

Fayetteville NC 265miles 5 hours noon action Monday 1/22

Selma nc 56 miles 1 hr 4 p.m. action Monday 1/22

Suffolk va 153 miles 3 hours 9a.m. action Tuesday 1/23

Portsmouth va 19 miles ½ hr noon action Tuesday 1/23

Tappahannock va 97 miles 2 hrs Tuesday p.m. action

Washington dc 103 2 hrs Wednesday 1/24