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As we approach 20 years of CODEPINK, we are fired up, ready to continue undressing the U.S. war machine, the lies and utter disregard for life, and all that is making the world less safe. U.S. empire-building has not only been fuelling violence, racism, instability, it has been literally shredding the very fabric of society around us. As one of the largest polluters on earth, the U.S. military is a key driver of climate disaster. This is why the world needs more CODEPINKers like you to help us stop this madness.
In 2021, we launched our largest campaign yet: #CutThePentagon: For Peace, People, Planet, and a Future. Thanks to volunteers and donors like you, we’ve already built a substantial coalition, and in 2022 we can finally achieve real cuts to the massive U.S. military budget.
We’ve been heartbroken this past year to see Biden’s “pivot to Asia” continue Trump’s cold war against China — one that could easily turn hot. That’s why we revved up our China is Not Our Enemy campaign with in-depth webinars with prominent scholars, journalists, researchers, and organizers.
We believe wars are not inevitable, but they take a lot of dedicated people to stop them and that's why we must Divest from the War Machine. In the past year, we got all kinds of investors to divest from weapons manufacturers—from the city of Burlington to Congressman Ro Khanna's wife!
Will you chip in to help supercharge CODEPINK’s work in 2022?
Although it was good that the U.S. troops left Afghanistan, we can’t leave the people under crippling sanctions with billions of their dollars frozen in U.S. banks. Throughout 2022, we’ll be demanding that Biden and the World Bank #UnfreezeAfghanistan. Together, we can replace militarism with solidarity.
We must do the same with the people of Iran by raising our voices loudly to say NO TO SANCTIONS, NO WAR. We need every voice possible — we need YOUR voice for our Peace with Iran campaign in 2022!
Israel may have a new government, but its apartheid regime remains solidly in place. We know it’s only a matter of time until Israel bombs Gaza again. Yet we won’t be waiting for the bombs to drop to campaign for liberation and dignity for Palestinians. You’ve joined us before and we’ll count on you in 2022.
We also need you onboard as we take on a massive task: to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other repressive countries, such as Israel, Egypt and the Philippines. Our Call to Disarm campaign exposes the war profiteers and tries to weed out U.S. militarism from its roots. No more school children incinerated by our bombs!
Can you pitch in for peace in the Middle East?
Uprooting militarism and becoming good neighbors is what our Latin America campaign is all about. In 2021, we denounced deadly sanctions, proclaiming #LetVenezuelaLive and #LetCubaLive! Thanks to your support, we sent six million syringes to Cuba for their COVID-19 vaccination campaign and a planeload of food! Next year, we need your help to go after a huge target: the Organization of American States, which played a key role in the 2019 coup in Bolivia.
And there’s more! We’re working against the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline and zigzagging through the streets from Manhattan to Glasgow, Scotland, for COP26 with our War is Not Green message and planning to oppose COP27 being located in repressive Egypt. Our weekly radio shows have expanded to include special podcast episodes and we’re continuing to advocate for whistleblowers like Daniel Hale and Julian Assange. We’re growing a Youth Peace Collective, reenergizing our local chapters, and hosting a popular “actionar” called CODEPINK Congress, to help you take action on legislation to halt the U.S. war machine. We won't stop until the Pentagon is cut and healthcare, education, and housing are funded instead!
To create a different world, we need to think differently and to campaign tirelessly. We need to keep all hands on deck for peace as we roll into 2022.
With your generosity, commitment, voice, and passion, we WILL build a more compassionate and peaceful world.
Thank you for being a peacemaker!
With endless love and gratitude,
Alice, Ann, Ariel, Carley, Danaka, Emily, Farida, Jodie, Justina, Kelly, Lauren, Leonardo, Madison, Marcy, Marissa, Mark, Medea, Michelle, Nancy, Olivia, Paki, Teri, Shea, and Suzie