Last month CNN published a poll saying 55% of people in the United States do not support spending more money on the Ukraine war. The White House responded by requesting another $24 billion, mostly for weapons and military training, to prolong the war and suffering. CODEPINK and the Peace in Ukraine Coalition are committed to raising up the majority opinion that the US needs to stop fueling this war. That’s why we are launching a new petition to hand deliver in DC on Wednesday, October 4, to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that oversees military spending.
This event is part of the Peace in Ukraine Coalition’s Global Days of Action that will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, coinciding with mass protests in Europe to demand an end to funding the Russia-Ukraine-NATO war.
👉 On Tuesday, October 3, we will host a DC teach-in with professor Dr. Cornel West, CODEPINK Co-founder Medea Benjamin, journalist Eugene Puryear, and comedian/podcaster Lee Camp. You can join us in person in Washington or join us online here!
👉 The following day, Wednesday, October 4, we will organize in the halls of Congress to deliver this very petition and advocate for a ceasefire and diplomacy to end the war! If you're in or around DC, join us for advocacy day!
It’s time Congress represented the needs and wants of the people here at home, who can’t afford to pay the rent or buy life-saving medicine and other basic necessities. As the total amount of taxpayer dollars spent on this seemingly endless war reaches $140 BILLION, 34 million people in the US are food insecure, two million lack access to clean drinking water, 650,000 can’t pay their medical bills and over a half a million are homeless.
👉 If you can’t join us in Washington for Advocacy Day, there’s still so much you can do to be part of the Global Days of Action.
- Join our Peace in Ukraine Coalition by clicking on this link.
- Deliver the petition to your local House or Senate office on October 4! Sign up here to be part of the delivery team.
- Join our virtual phone bank on Oct 4 at 2PM ET.
- Sign up here to host a rally, teach in, street vigil, banner drop or other event during the Days of Action.
- Check out our event page to see if there is already an event planned in your area that you can attend!
- Print out these flyers and hand them out at a farmers market, train stop, or any other public space!
Every action for peace counts, and we have a month to build momentum for the Global Days of Action! You can multiply your impact on Capitol Hill by sending this petition to 5 friends to sign as well. The more signatures that we have, the bigger the splash we can make. It takes all of us!
If you would like to help support CODEPINK with this event and events in the future please consider donating to our work!
Onwards towards peace,
Medea and the entire CODEPINK Team