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May 16, 2008
You have called, emailed, faxed, marched, organized office visits,
teach-ins, sit-ins and die-ins, and been arrested.
Thanks to all of your efforts, Congress has defeated a bill to fund
the war in Iraq for the first time in 5 years. The Republicans and
cautious Democrats in Congress have been caught by surprise; they
underestimated our influence on Congress to end the War in Iraq while
supporting the Troops. Now the Senate will take up the funding bill.
Heads in Washington, D.C. must be spinning; don’t let them catch
their breath! Call both your Senators now–202-224-3121-and tell them
to vote NO on the supplemental war funding bill.
Once the Senate votes, the bill will return to the House and we will
need your efforts there again. We have burst the war funding balloon-
now we have to keep the pressure on! Don’t let up; make your calls
You’ve seen how powerful teamwork can be-now you can experience it
firsthand at the Pink House in DC this summer! Throughout June and
July, we’ll be holding weeklong action camps that will teach you how
to talk to your congressperson, how to reach (and be) the media,
along with other fun and mighty activism skills. You will leave this
wonderful Pink House empowered and inspired to organize and mobilize
at home. Check out complete details about the DC summer schedule,
Thanks for all your hard work,
Alicia, Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea,
Nancy, Rae, Sarah and Tighe
P.S. While Congress voted on Thursday, members of Iraq Veterans
Against the War testified about the shattering realities of war
during a hearing convened by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
You can listen to their moving testimonies here
P.P.S. Thanks to your beautiful generosity this Mothers Day, we were
able to send over $25,000 to help Iraqi refugees. Your donations are
making a profound difference in the lives of displaced Iraqi women
and children. Click here to read their and your letters.
Calling all activists…The Banner Drop is Coming!
May 14th, 2008
Mother’s Day was a blast! Our CODEPINK efforts raised over $29,000 to
help feed & clothe Iraqi refugee Mothers and children displaces by
the war! You are amazing, thank you for your contribution!
I also just wanted to let you know about our exciting NATION WIDE
banner drop happening over Memorial Day weekend! A ton of people have
already signed on, we would love to see you at our Pot Luck and
Banner Prep on the 22nd at our CODEPINK Palms House in Venice. I hope
you can make it! I look forward to hearing back from you!
Be sure to check out or banner drop schedule below:
The Banner Drop is BACK!
This Memorial Day Weekend, join CODEPINK for our BIG banner drop day
on Monday, May 26th.
All across the country, there will be banners calling for impeachment
on highway over-passes during the Memorial Day weekend of May 24
through May 26. CODEPINK LA is doing our part, but we can’t make this
happen without YOU! Join us as we prepare for one of our most fun
actions of the year!
We are currently signing up banner drop planning teams, drop action
teams, and getting ready for our Banner Drop Pot Luck and Prep PARTY!
Yay! Come hang out, meet fellow CODEPINKers, craft, eat good food,
dance and have a little wine!
I want to help with the banner drop planning! We are having 2
planner meetings and a conference call:
Saturday, May 17th 3-6 PM Join CODEPINK and other peace activists
from across LA at The Peace Center in LA, at 8124 W. 3rd Street, Los
Angeles, Ca 90048 (map it!)
Monday, May 19th @ 6 PM Join onto our conference call this Monday,
where CP organizers and activists from across CA will have a chance
to get together and discuss ideas and plans for banner drops! Count
me in! RSVP here for call number.
Tuesday, May 20th @ 4-9 PM Join CODEPINK and fellow peace activists
for one of our final banner drop planning meeting at the Peace Center
in LA. We will finalize drop locations, Finalize banner drop arias,
teams and schedules, and discuss any additional concerns or ideas.
Saturday, May 24th from 2-5 PM Join CODEPINK and peace activists at
the Peace Center for our FINAL meeting and banner prep before the BIG
DAY! (map it!)
I want to come to the Banner Drop Pot Luck and Prep PARTY! Come join
us at the CODEPINK Palms House (map it!)
Thursday, May 22nd 5-9:00 PM come anytime for crafting, training,
friends, food, music, a little wine & DANCING! Click here to RSVP.
I want to join a banner drop team! We have decided to focus our
efforts on one day.
Monday, May 26th. Sign up now! Click here to RSVP…if you can’t make
it Monday, just say so! We’ll get you on a banner team dropping on
Saturday or Sunday!
We hope you can join us and make some lasting CODEPINK memories! In
Peace and Solidarity,
Alicia, Azadeh, Jodie, Kelly, Linda, Patricia, Sarah, Susan & Tighe