CODEPINK: Jimmy Carter, this Pink Badge is for you!

Jimmy Carter, this Pink Badge is for you!

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April 25, 2008

Dear Friend,

It’s time for true statesmanship and gutsy leadership that gathers strength from peacemaking, not saber-rattling. While George Bush’s war mongering has made the U.S. hated all over the world, this week former president Jimmy Carter’s courageous efforts in the Middle East could be crucial steps toward restoring peace to the region. After all, Carter negotiated the only lasting peace in the Middle East — the Egypt-Israel peace accord that has prevented an Arab-Israeli war ever since.

The US mainstream media has blasted Carter for meeting with leaders of Hamas–the party that won the January 2006 elections in Palestine. We, on the other hand appreciate his tremendous courage and conviction: by agreeing to talk with Hamas, Carter is staying true to America’s democratic principles of recognizing the legitimacy of a representative government, while underscoring the hypocrisy of the US mainstream media and the White House. The UK’s Guardian Unlimited best describes Carter’s foresight and political pragmatism:

Carter understood that no matter how odious one might find Hamas, there simply is no alternative to dealing with them. And in negotiating with them, Carter was only doing what Israel and the US should be doing themselves. In fact, many experts in both countries predict that the US and Israel will eventually be doing this themselves despite all protestations to the contrary. More…

Please click here to send Jimmy Carter a thank you

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/424/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1182

and a Pink Badge of Courage for his efforts to actively seek a solution to the agonizing conflict between Israel and Palestine. We will deliver your signature directly to the Carter Center in Atlanta, along with a beautiful Jerusalem Hope Candle crafted by Israeli and Palestinian women that embodies Carter’s vision of creating durable peace in the Middle East.

You, too, can be a citizen diplomat and show the peace-loving face of the American people by taking one of our reality tours to the Middle East. Our sister organization Global Exchange will be hosting a citizens’ delegation to Iran in October, a focus on the plight of Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria from November 26 – December 06 and a life-changing trip to Palestine and Israel from December 6 – 16.

You don’t have to go overseas to be a citizen diplomat. Please join us in Washington, DC at the legendary CODEPINK house on Capitol Hill to help us spread peace through the halls of Congress and around town. Click here to apply. We especially encourage you to come in June and July, when we will be hosting week-long training/action sessions. You’ll leave DC feeling invigorated inspired, and ready to take action back home!

http://www.codepinkalert.org//index.php

Together, let’s thank Jimmy Carter for his extraordinary efforts, and commit to following his lead as citizens deeply committed to diplomacy, not war.

Alicia, Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Rae, and Tighe

P.S. Mother’s Day is coming, the perfect gifts for your peace-loving MOM are here (click here and scroll down!), and check out our new spring skirt (pictured at right) that goes perfect with your favorite CODEPINK t-shirt.

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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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