There's an elephant in the room. And it's huge and it's setting the world on fire (literally). The elephant is the pentagon's greenhouse gas emissions, and we will be in NYC (with a big elephant) during the United Nations climate week demanding that they stop excluding military emissions from climate agreements.
As climate change continues to accelerate, we've been focusing all of our energy the last couple months on the Summer of Peace initiative - where we support CODEPINKers everywhere into taking 500 actions for peace before the International Day of Peace on September 21. I am happy to announce that you all have already taken 300 actions for peace so far! Ending war is critical to slowing the climate crisis.
In DC, CODEPINKers called for the freedom of Julian Assange!
We also celebrated Bolivia's independence from Spain!
All over the country, the peace movement remembered and held vigils for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
We also put up flyers outside of showings of Oppenheimer to educate about the cost of nuclear war.
Supporters in Austria are planting peace gardens!
CODEPINK spent time in Venezuela learning about how economic warfare affects every day life.
Chicagoans educated their community on the environmental and social impacts of fighter jets at this year's Air and Water Show.
On top of all of this, CODEPINK's phone banking team has made over 2,000 phone calls to Congress this summer demanding negotiations not escalation in Ukraine!
We still need your support to get to 500 actions by the International Day of Peace. Here are 5 ways you can take action for peace today:
- Join the CODEPINK phone banking team & make impactful calls on your own timeline!
- If you are in or around NYC, join us in the streets Sept 17 or Sept 21!
- Send our petition to the UN to 5 friends so we can deliver it with as many signatures as possible.
- Sign up to become an organizer with CODEPINK!
- If Oppenheimer is still showing at a theater near you, print and hand out these flyers outside the theater!
Make sure to submit all your actions for peace so we can count them towards our total!
❤️ With endless gratitude,
Ann, Danaka, Cale, Farida, Grace, Jasmine, Jodie, Marcy, Medea, Melissa, Michelle, Nancy, Nour, Nuvpreet, Olivia, Paki, Terry, Tian, Tim, and Ysa