Friday, March 21 - Iraq Moratorium Day #7
In communities around the country antiwar activities will be taking
place as part of the monthly Iraq Moratorium this coming Friday. On the
3rd Friday of every month since Sept. 2007 organizers have coordinated
range of creative ways to express opposition to the war and
This month the Iraq Moratorium's
national organizers have produced a new postcard to be sent to
representatives and senators, acknowledging the unfortunately
soon-to-be 4,000+ soldiers killed in Iraq. Please see below for more
info if you'd like to utilize this new resource.
We know that many of your groups already have activities and protests
planned on and around the 5th anniversary of the war this week - some
of your groups have a full program of events! If you have an event
planned for Friday, or if you have some energy to plan something for
Friday, we hope you will link it to the Iraq Moratorium.
One of the core assumptions of the Iraq Moratorium is that most of the
people who want the war to end have yet to find a way to engage in
antiwar activism. The goal is to offer what might be called "entry
level" activities - things that people can do easily, in their own
community or workplace. Of course, we then hope these same people will
become engaged in the ongoing efforts to end the war and bring the
troops home. For examples of what's already planned for Iraq Moratorium
and resources to help you do this work, click here: http://www.iraqmoratorium.org
organizers of the Iraq Moratorium have produced a new
postcard for people to sign and send to their representative or
senator. The front of the card simply says, in large white letters on a
black background, 4,000+. The text on the back says:
Over 4,000 US troops dead.
More than a million Iraqis dead, men women children.
Their country devastated, and ours in deep trouble.
It has to stop. I join thousands and thousands of your constituents in
demanding that you take decisive action to end this war and bring the
Please do your job."
You should be able to order these cards through the Iraq Moratorium
(If you go to the site and can't find this, please go back in another
day or so...they'll have it up soon!)
And one more reminder: There are now 604 events listed on our calendar
of local actions around the 5th anniversary! It is not too late to list
activities that you have planned. Just click here: http://events.unitedforpeace.org/5yearstoomany/signup
National Coordinator, UFPJ