Our people need jobs,
but our leaders fund war. On October
2, unionists, civil rights groups, immigrant
rights leaders and social justice advocates marched on Washington DC under
the banner of One Nation, Working Together. We in the peace movement had
the opportunity to join this exciting coalition and bring the message:
Fund Jobs, Not War.
Past Event Schedule:
Thursday, September 30
5-9 pm: Join the Washington Peace Center at a happy hour
to celebrate our work, hear about our plans and get prepared for the One
Nation Working Together mobilization two days later! A portion of all
the food and drink purchased will be donated to the Washington Peace Center.
Eat, drink and support peace and justice! Where: Madam's Organ, located in the heart of Adams Morgan--
2461 18th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009. (Red line Metro to Woodley
Friday, October 1
9 am - 3 pm: Congressional advocacy with Progressive Democrats of America
Come to town a day early before the One Nation Rally and walk the halls
of Congress for jobs, justice, peace, hands off social security and healthcare
for all! Lobby Day meeting rooms: during the day we have 2226 Rayburn confirmed
between 9am and 3pm - come to this room to pick up info packets. CODEPINK
will also focus on visiting members of the Armed Services and Foreign
Relations committees. Please email DC
CODEPINK coordinator Joan and PDA
coordinator Tim. if you will be in town on Friday morning for the
lobbying effort so we can make plans accordingly!
10 am - onward: Make art! We need people on Friday during the
day to paint flags and prepare for Saturday. No artistic talent or creativity
needed.. Though it would be certainly accepted!
Doghouse - garage behind Nadine house @405 Beech Ave, Takoma Park
PLEASE RSVP via email to Peace Center ( below). Day of call Nadine @ 301-891-3680.
Takoma Metro stop is 15 minute/1 mile walk. Coordinated by the Washington
Peace Center and United for Peace and Justice.
4-5 pm: PDA lobby day reception in HVC-215 (in the House Visitors
Center underneath the Capitol, entrance on 1st Street NE between Independence
and Constitution). Speakers already confirmed include Rep. Raul Grijalva! In attendance: Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Raul Grijalva,
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Rep Dennis Kucinich and Bill Fletcher, Jr! Capitol
Hill Visitors Center
Room HVC-215, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20515
Midday:High School Rally organized by CODEPINK youth organizer
7-10: CODEPINK meet and greet gathering at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian
Church (201 4th Street SE, Washington, DC) to prep banners, songs, drums,
pick up petition boards and signs, and more! CODEPINK will serve a lasagna
Saturday, October 2
9 am: The Peace Table is looking for volunteers to help distribute
thousands of peace posters at the Lincoln Memorial and surrounding Metro
stops. Volunteers will be in spots that will ensure our peace message
is seen by our allies and the media.
Sign up to volunteer and receive more.
9:30 am:CODEPINK "Bring Our War $$ Home" visual action
We will spell out our new campaign message with bright pink umbrellas
on the steps of the National Archives (200 Constitution Ave. NW between
7th and 9th Streets NW). Meet here at 9:30 am SHARP and then walk with
us over (5 blocks) to the Peace convergence and feeder march. Wear pink!
10:30 am: One Nation for Peace Feeder March - Meet at 14th &
Constitution Ave NW (just east of the White House, closest to the Federal
Triangle Metro) We will march together as a group, chanting peace slogans
through the streets of DC as we make our way to the Lincoln Memorial for
the main One Nation Working Together rally.
Alternatively, at 10 am: One Nation for Education Feeder March - Gather
at the US Department of Education (400 Maryland Avenue Southwest), departs
at 11 am to march past Department of Justice and end at the rally. Info
Noon - 4pm:One Nation Rally at the Lincoln Memorial
Join CODEPINK in circulating our Bring Our War $$ Home petition and finding
out what rallyers would rather buy with their tax dollars and pass out
our hot pink stickers!
Bring your PINK, banners/signs, water, a
Find answers to your logistical questions here.
9 am - 5 pm:Volunteer at the CODEPINK table in the tabling
area; email Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org
to sign up for a tabling shift! Great way to meet new friends and allies
and share CODEPINK's peace and justice message! Location: Polo Field - details on location coming soon!
October 2, 8 pm - Midnight:
The Furious Dance event with Alice Walker
Join us at Bus Boys and Poets (5th and K St NW) for an unforgettable
evening of dinner and dancing!
8pm: Furious Dance with Alice Walker
Reserve your ticket to dance with Alice Walker on Saturday night, Oct.
2! Alice Walker is putting on an event at Bus Boys and Poets that you
won't want to miss - a night of dinner and dancing! You can buy your ticket
online. Tickets are now $50 general and $150 VIP (includes private pre-event
with Alice Walker). All tickets include dinner, drink, live music, and
Evening: CODEPINK gathering at the family home of Janet Weil (CODEPINK
Bring our War $$ Home campaign co-organizer) near National Cathedral in
the NW quadrant. Email Janet at email@example.com
Sunday, October 3 11am-1pm:Bring Our War $$ Home campaign training with CODEPINKer
Janet Weil at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th Street SE, Washington,
DC). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
for this inspiring and activating training!
Morning and afternoon: Possible actions with CODEPINK - stay tuned!
Monday, October 4 Congressional actions with CODEPINK on the week of the anniversary
of the invasion of Afghanistan
More details coming soon!
Barack Obama ran for president on a platform of change, yet we are still
waiting to see the change. Instead, we are experiencing the worst sustained
unemployment toll in 75 years; the worst mortgage crisis in memory; 15
million immigrant workers forced to live in the shadows; a climate crisis
that threatens to spin out of control; escalating environmental degradation
as seen in the recent Gulf oil spill; the largest prison population in
the world; a deepening crisis in our education system and a healthcare
system that still fails to provide adequate care to all.
On the foreign policy front, we have a steadily expanding war in Afghanistan,
a continued military presence in Iraq, secret wars in Pakistan and Yemen,
US support for the Israeli oppression of Palestinians, growing US militarism
in Latin America, and harsh, extra-legal prisons in Guantanamo, Afghanistan
When Franklin Roosevelt became President during the Great Depression,
he knew he needed a massive outcry from the grassroots to move the country
forward. "You've convinced me,” he told the activists, “Now go out
and make me do it.” And they did. Thanks to the mass movements of the
day, we got Social Security, unemployment compensation, the 8-hour day
and industrial unionism.
A generation later, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the youth of SNCC
faced down the sheriffs’ deputies, police dogs and lynch mobs of the South
and build a mass movement that resulted in the Civil Rights Bill and the
Voting Rights Bill and forever transformed race relations in our country.
Now it’s our time to raise our voices and make our power felt. That’s
why a coalition is organizing and mobilizing throughout the United States
for jobs, economic security, comprehensive immigration reform, a safe
and renewable energy policy and a reversal of national priorities from
making wars to meeting human needs.
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The name CODEPINK satirized the Bush Administration's color-coded, fear-mongering "security" alert system that has since been phased out. CODEPINK is a lively call for the people of the world to "wage peace." More...