Mother's Day 2011
Tell President Obama, Enough - Let the Peace Begin.
Contact Your Mayor to Support the War Dollars Home Resolution! Let's
amplify our voices to end the wars and bring the money home for vital
services like education, healthcare, and renewable, sustainable energy
Join Us! Mother's Day is a day for us to be in
action together. Help us stand
firmly in solidarity with women across the world
in declaring "Arise,
all women who have hearts! ... The sword of murder
is not the balance of justice."
Read and share our modern interpretation of Julia Ward Howe's proclamation.
Give the Gift of Sweet Peace
Order a copy of Peace Never Tasted So Sweet,
CODEPINK's updated cookbook for yourself.
Consider giving gift copies to the mothers and
other sister activists in your life who could
use some nourishing encouragement in creating
a culture of peace.
More Gift Ideas
Check out our great
gift packages. Brunches and flowers are nice,
but peace is the most powerful and lasting gift
Read Julia Ward Howe's original Mother's Day Proclamation and our modern interpretation.
Connect all of your early May actions with the Mother's Day Proclamation and after
your events, please provide
a report back for our Locals' Spotlight
section and include photos from your event.
Some Ideas to Inspire Your Local Organizing
- Host a movie screening
- Have a peace picnic in the park
- You can spell out PEACE in the grass with
- Have a Mother's Day Tea
- Have a Bake Sale to help fund local needs.
- Inspired by the statement "It will
be a great day when schools have all the money
they need and the air force has to hold a
bake sale to buy a bomber," have a bake
- Use a pie to visualize the federal discretionary
budget - let people know Obama wants 56% for
war funding, yet claims to be searching for
every last dime of wasteful spending. Encourage
people to ditch the war pie for a more nourishing
- Use recipes
from our cookbook.
- Organize a Pink-In for Peace
- Mothers March or spirited Peace Stroll
- Or hold a rally.
- Protest outside a recruiting station or
- Do a banner drop over a freeway or public
- Demonstrate and flyer outside a popular
Mother's Day brunch or dinner restaurant.
- Remind people of the real origins of
Mother's Day by dressing up as Julia Ward
Howe and handing out her Proclamation and our modern interpetation.