Dear wonderful women of Florida, I¹m back in California, sitting in the fog and rain and remembering the great time I had with you all in Florida this fall,
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, Dec 15 6:29 PM
Hello Florida CODEPINK!Dear wonderful women of Florida,
I’m back in California, sitting in the fog and rain and remembering the great time I had with you all in Florida this fall, sign-waving, door-knocking, banner-making, protesting, phone banking, pink slip-dying, and otherwise having a great time fighting for peace and justice during the election season! I hope you know how important everything you did was – despite the depressing outcome on November 2 – and that you’re going to keep Florida on permanent CODEPINK alert. You never know what impact your actions are going to have on others. I’m sure my high school teachers never realized they were turning me into a lifelong political activist, and I’m sure that many of you have had that affect on people you’ve interacted with over the last several months.
I’m being sentimental about these things because this past Saturday night, Suzanne (the woman with the CODEPINK truck) organized an event called the CODEPINK Mad Voter Tea Party, at which she and other CODEPINK women gave pink badges of courage to people who did outstanding work during the election season. It was incredibly inspiring how many amazing organizations and individuals put their energy and creativity into the effort to get rid of Bush, and all of them said they plan to keep doing this work for the long haul.
Anyway, the event left people feeling so positive that I thought I’d pass the idea on to others, that if you’re looking for something positive for your CODEPINK chapter to do, in between protests, it’s always nice to recognize people for their good work with a pink badge of courage.
In other news, here’s a little laundry list of things that CODEPINK has been up to lately. If you’re on the national CODEPINK email list, you’ve probably already heard about this stuff. If you’re not, I’d suggest you sign up at www.codepinkalert.org. We usually don’t send out more than one alert per week.
Happy holidays and I hope to see some of you at the inauguration in DC!
P.S. Claire says hi!
Recent and upcoming events and actions
-humanitarian aid delegation to Falluja (CODEPINK has raised $70,000 (!!!) to pay for humanitarian aid for Falluja refugees and plans to deliver it to the Jordan/Iraq border at the end of the year as part of a delegation led by U.S. Military families who have lost loves ones in the war.) ( http://www.codepinkalert.org/National_Actions_Falluja.shtml)
-next stop: the inauguration, in Washington, DC and in local communities! CODEPINK is definitely going to organize a women’s contingent or feeder march as part of the DC Anti-War Network march on inauguration day. We’re also thinking about creative, high-profile actions and would love to hear your ideas! So far the best website on the inauguration is www.counter-inaugural.org.
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