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June 19, 2008
While George Bush has been touring through Europe, beating the drums
for war with Iran, CODEPINK has been creating — city by city — a
groundswell of support for peace. Thanks to our initiative, the U.S.
Conference of Mayors,
which is holding its annual meeting from June 20-24 in Miami,
Florida, will vote on a critical and timely resolution urging the
Bush Administration to pursue diplomatic engagement with Iran. The
resolution also asks Congress to prohibit the use of funds to carry
out military action against Iran without explicit Congressional
authorization. We are delighted to report that 20 mayors have
cosponsored the resolution so far.
Click here to see if your mayor is a cosponsor.
If so, please thank him/her. If not, please ask your Mayor to sign
on to the resolution. Click here
to find your mayor’s name, telephone and email, and scroll below
for a sample letter and the full text of the resolution. Ask your
mayor to send notice of his/her support to Nancy Mancias at Global
Exchange (firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-575-5543). Peace can begin
in your home town!
While we’re working to stop the next war now, we must remember the
innocent victims of the war on Iraq, millions of whom have had to
flee their own home towns. The U.S. invasion of Iraq has led to the
most massive refugee crisis in the world today. We give our
sincerest thanks to those of you who, on Mothers and Fathers Day,
paid tribute to Iraqi parents by donating to our Refugee Fund. The
tens of thousands of dollars we’ve raised together have funded food
rations for the hungry, schooling for refugee children, and job
training and business supplies for displaced Iraqi women and men. If
you would like to donate now, please click here.
Dozens of important representatives from women’s organizations have
signed our letter calling for the US and UN to allocate greater
funds for refugees. We will deliver this petition to the UN on
Friday, June 20th, World Refugee Day. Won’t you add your name to the
growing chorus of people calling on the US and global community to
show compassion for displaced Iraqis?
Thank you for raising your voices for peace and justice,
Alicia, Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz,
Lori, Medea, Nancy, Rae, Sarah and Tighe
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Ask your mayor to cosponsor a resolution opposing military
intervention in Iran
Be inspired to call your Mayor by watching this YouTube about Iran
Donate to our refugee fund
Sign our letter calling for more funds for refugees
Join us in DC for our Summer in Action!
Come to the DNC and RNC with CODEPINK!