week, everyone is buzzing about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's
visit to New York. CODEPINK
was outside both his talk at Columbia and his address
to the UN General Assembly. While we don't agree with many of the
things he said, we want to remind everyone that Ahmadinejad, doesn't
represent the Iranian people just as President Bush doesn't represent
us. So what do we as citizens do when our leadership fails us so
miserably? We rise up. We take action. We show that citizen diplomacy
can be the voice of reason that forces leaders to talk to each other
and prevent war.
has created a Prevent
War with Iran
page filled with simple, effective actions you can do to help stop
the next war now. We are highlighting two of those actions this
our No War With Iran sign and place it in your window
at home and work, or carry it out on the street, to remind people
that we have the power to prevent this war.
Write a Letter to the Editor, using our
sample letter or your own heart-felt message, to make
your desire for peace heard in a public forum.
also urge you to call your Reps early and often (House and Senate,
202 224 3121) and tell them to vote NO
on bombing Iran. There is some scary legislation on the table
(especially the Kyl-Lieberman
amendment) that could lead to an imminent attack; we
need to quash it immediately.
actions on our Iran
page include getting your town to pass a resolution encouraging
diplomacy, not war, with Iran; inviting someone from our speakers
bureau to speak about Iran in your community; going on a citizens'
diplomacy trip to Iran; and signing our petitions to Congress and
the UN Security Council.
actions you choose to take, be sure to educate yourself with Phyllis
Bennis' talking points about why we shouldn't attack Iran.
The more we understand the issue, the more we'll be able to reach
people, to change minds and prevent war.
you for helping us Stop the Next War Now!
ever-renewed determination and hope,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Karin,
Liz, Medea, Nancy, Pamela, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Vanessa
Be a walking billboard for peace by wearing our Stop
the Next War Now shirts, available in unisex tees and
jersey cap sleeves. And to learn even more strategies
for how to prevent future conflict, order our book Stop
the Next War Now.