One Nation: March to Rebuild America and End War!

Washington DC: October 2, 2010!

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 Park.)

Friday, October 1
9 am - 3 pm: Congressional advocacy with Progressive Democrats of America and CODEPINK

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 Zaccai Free
Details TBA

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 dinner.

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 here.

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 snack
Find answers to your logistical questions here.

9 am - 5 pm: Volunteer at the CODEPINK table in the tabling area; email Rae at 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!

Saturday, 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!

Reserve your ticket here.
Plus, click here to rsvp on facebook!
Please click on image to download full-size flier!

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 dancing!

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 for info.

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 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!

Download and distribute these fliers:


For more info contact dc[at]!


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 and elsewhere.

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.