Thanks to your generosity, we were all over The Hill last week — both Capitol Hill and the newspaper!
CODEPINK members were on Capitol Hill and congressional district offices on Wednesday delivering a petition advertised in The Hill that urges Biden, Putin, and Zelensky to support peace talks and a ceasefire in Ukraine. Peace activists shared a copy of the Peace in Ukraine petition/ad and the Eisenhower Media Network ad with offices of the U.S. State Department and the Ukrainian and Russian embassies. Without your generous donations for our ad campaign, this wouldn’t have been possible.
Take a look at the all petition deliveries that happened across the country:
Peace in Ukraine activists deliver a ceasefire petition and satirical blank check for the Pentagon to Senate Minority Leader (GOP-KY) Mitch McConnell’s office. (From left to right, Michelle Ellner, Carol Gilbert, Olivia DiNucci and Medea Benjamin.)
Activists delivered the petition to the offices of Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson and Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
Palo Alto, CA
The Peninsula/Palo Alto branch of WILPF delivered the two ads and the The Hill screenshots to their Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, CA 16th District's field rep, Nicholas Hargis.
Jean Haskell and Nancy Cunningham (Granny Peace Brigade, PA) hand the petition to Senator Robert Casey's legislative assistant.
Dallas Activists from CODEPINK, VFP, and the Dallas Peace and Justice Center visited the North Texas offices of Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, and Representative Colin Allred to deliver petitions and the New York Times full-page ad.
Activists will bring the petition to the upcoming International Summit for Peace in Ukraine that will take place on June 10-11th in Vienna – a global gathering to amplify the urgent call for a ceasefire in a war that poses the risk of nuclear annihilation.
With your help, we’ll continue to push the need for peace into the mainstream and disrupt the status quo to end the war in Ukraine for the sake of all people and the planet.
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