The first presidential debate will be held on Monday, September 26, at Hofstra University in New York. The two candidates allowed to participate both speak the language of violence, war and aggression. Both candidates supported the Iraq War at its inception, though both have now walked back that support. Both support continued U.S. military interventions, directly and by arming surrogates like Israel and Saudi Arabia. It is hard to see how peace can prevail in an election where both major party candidates are war-mongers.
As we face the challenges of this election we come together in joy, solidarity, and community. During this debate, CODEPINK invites you to make a space for peacemaking in your community or on your campus.
People are longing to connect and discuss the important issues. You can provide a space for that to happen. Our team is here and ready to support you. We will post your event in our Action Calendar and assist in outreach and can answer any questions you have. We hope you’ll join us in creating a space for peace and justice this election season.
If you want help organizing a Pop-Up for Peace and Justice, email Mariana at firstname.lastname@example.org. After your event, write to us and let us know how it goes!
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