Check out what Paki did!

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IMG-2701.JPGDear Friends,

I’m proud to share an amazing success with you today. Our very own Paki Wieland is a force to be reckoned with (pictured on McGovern's left). Over the last year, Paki — a constituent of Jim McGovern from Northampton, MA — and other local CODEPINK activists have been visiting Rep. McGovern’s offices in Northampton and Washington DC, appealing to him directly at town hall meetings to stop taking campaign contributions from weapons companies. Between 2017 and 2018 McGovern received $10,235 from Raytheon, the fourth largest arms producer in the world. 

Rep. McGovern personally called Paki last Friday to tell her that he would cease taking money from weapons companies, the fossil fuel industry, and corporate PACs! He specifically told her that it was partially due to the efforts of CODEPINK that he decided to divest. Paki’s persistence in asking McGovern to stop taking campaign contributions from weapons companies is a great example of how people can engage with CODEPINK’s Divest From the War Machine campaign in their local communities — and win! Will you join activists like Paki and call on your Congresspersons to divest from war? 

Fill out this form and I will work with you to engage with your Congresspersons to divest from war!

Representative McGovern is chair of the House Rules Committee, making his commitment to support CODEPINK’s Divest from the War Machine campaign the first congressional divest action by a chair of a congressional committee. “This is a real victory for the anti-war movement,” said Paki upon hearing the news. “I look forward to other congressional committee chairs following his lead.”

Let’s get to work on the others! We can use all the CODEPINK help we can get — fill out this form to join us.

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Towards a weapons-free future,
Maya and the entire CODEPINK team

 

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  • paki wieland
    commented 2019-02-08 17:11:20 -0500
    Could not have done this without the Western Mass COEPINKs, the Resistance Center, the Divestment team and all the CODEPINK staff.
    Got to give credit to Congressman McGovern and his staff who stayed in the conversation! Our Congressman not only talks but walks the walk! May we have many more successes!