Obama Nobel Prize: A Call to Action for Peace :)

Obama Nobel Prize: A Call to Action for Peace   🙂
This Action, on Change.org, the url   🙂
Call to Act   🙂
A Nobel Prize for the President Amidst Staggering new Youth Violence Statistics
    * Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize: Call the Whitehouse.
    * Major new study released shows a staggering 60% of children exposed to violence in past year, higher than ever suspected previously.
It is becoming more clear everyday that the work of peacebulding is charging into the mainstream. Both nationally and globally, the work of peace is becoming better understood and more of a political priority. The award of a Nobel Peace prize just this morning to President Obama is further evidence of a shift toward a culture that values diplomacy and peacemaking in the highest reaches of government, even if U.S. policies are still only at the cusp of the changes we need.
A major new study released this week shows even more clearly the daunting challenges we face. The Obama administration — with the Secretary of Education and the Attorney General – called for a "national conversation on values to address youth violence".  Attorney general Eric Holder stated:
"The Department of Justice is releasing a new study today that measures the effects of youth violence in America, and the results are staggering. More than 60 percent of the children surveyed were exposed to violence in the past year, either directly or indirectly. Nearly half of children and adolescents were assaulted at least once, and more than one in ten were injured as a result. Nearly one-quarter were the victim of a robbery, vandalism or theft, and one in sixteen were victimized sexually. Those numbers are astonishing, and they are unacceptable. We simply cannot stand for an epidemic of violence that robs our youth of their childhood and perpetuates a cycle in which today’s victims become tomorrow’s criminals." ~ News Conference on Youth and School Violence. Chicago, Ill. Wednesday, October 7, 2009
We are hopeful and encouraged that the President will continue to move down a path of leadership in the realm of peacebuiding initiatives. Our work at The Peace Alliance — and through many other organizations who work to make peacebuilding a priority — are needed now as much as ever to continue to articulate its potential and great need. Given the current political climate, we have never had more potential for reaching mainstream precedence.
Please call the whitehouse today to let the president know how you feel. Offer the president your congratulations on the Nobel Peace Prize, urging him to continue down this path of peace. Also, urge him to get behind The Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064, S.435), as it offers one of the most compelling and powerful opportunities yet to address preventing youth violence, and has been written in conjunction with the people on the ground doing the work.  His support could move it along faster than anyhting.
Comments: 202-456-1111
FAX: 202-456-2461
You can write the Whitehouse at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
This is an opportune moment to invest even more of our resources, whether through our time or money, into making the work of peacebuilding a stronger priority. We are told time and again from members of congress and many others in the field, that our organization and grassroots network are making a tangible difference toward real change. Through our advocacy over the years for a U.S. Department of Peace, our work to educate thousands about the potential of the field of peacebuilding, and more recently our support for the Youth PROMISE Act, we are having an impact. We are set to grow into an even more powerful force for good in the months and years ahead. Thank you for continuing to work with us.
In Peace,
Matthew Albracht
Staff, The Peace Alliance
Subscribe   🙂
For general inquiries contact   🙂
The Peace Alliance   🙂

About reality

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
This entry was posted in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s