Speak Up at Meetings!
about local costs of war at a city council or PTA meeting, using
the public comment period!
CODEPINK San Luis Obispo has pioneered a brilliant strategy to
focus community attention on the local costs of war in their campaign
"WAR SUCKS" (our tax dollars out of our economy,
that is.) They have gone to several meetings, including the PTA,
the City Council and the land-use planning commission, and used
the 3-minute public testimony period to make short, specific speeches
on the loss of funds for domestic needs. Any local group can use
this strategy, as it needs no fundraising, hiring of halls, or publicity
to make the action happen — though contacting the media beforehand
is a good idea. Click
here for details.