Hi Pink Peace Pals, Here s the latest on the Fayetteville action March 17 as well as the VFP plans for the caravan. Sounds like a great action coming up. I mMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 16, 2007View SourceHi Pink Peace Pals,Here's the latest on the Fayetteville action March 17 as well as the VFP plans for the caravan. Sounds like a great action coming up. I'm about 65% sure I'm taking the CodePINK Peace Ribbon Project to Fayetteville NC for March 17 - any other PINKS plan to be there that would be able to help me with the Ribbon?Peace,Jacque BetzPO Box 437Waldo, Fl 32694352-468-2101PS to Dave Henderson: I offered my Waldo Farm for the VFP Caravan to stay when traveling from JAX over to Mobile. Didn't know if they had a place to park their vehicles or not but I have plenty of room here at my farm - recall we talked briefly about it at Tuesday's peace demonstration. Give me a call! - Jacque Betz----- Original Message -----From: Veterans For Peace
DEFUND THE WAR - REBUILD THE GULF COAST
In solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast and understanding that every bomb dropped in Iraq explodes over the U.S. Gulf Coast, Veterans For Peace and partner organizations will return to the area devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, to aid in reconstruction efforts. The project will raise money and volunteers to aid in rebuilding homes for survivors of the hurricanes. In addition, we will raise awareness of the continued plight of the gulf coast survivors and the persistent commitment to an illegal, immoral war fought at staggering costs, both financially and in human casualties.
This project will happen in three stages: March and rally in Fayetteville, NC (March 17th), a caravan traveling to the Gulf Coast, and the actual rebuilding efforts.
Questions about the march and rally, contact the Fayetteville Peace March and Rally organizers at fprcnow@....
As we travel from Fayetteville, NC to the Gulf Coast area, we will stop in key military cities, in an attempt to reach out to active duty military. Veterans For Peace, IVAW, and many individual signers of the Appeal for Redress, will travel to six military towns in the southeastern US. In each town, we will hold an event for active duty military personnel and their families, where we will energetically engage them in discussions regarding the absurdity of this war and encourage them to sign the Appeal for Redress.
The final part of this endeavor will consist of Veterans For Peace and our partners taking an active role in rebuilding the Gulf Coast. With the fourth anniversary of the war coming up, and the House of Representatives voting against the President's 'surge in troops', it is important to actively show exactly how our money could be spent on better things than escalating troops in an illegal war.
We plan to work for one week and in that time should be able to make a significant contribution in the local community, both in terms of construction and in connecting on a personal level with the people of the gulf coast.
Both places provides places to sleep, meals, hot showers, and opportunities to rebuild homes and interact with the local community.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
1. JOIN us in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on March 17th for the demonstration commemorating the war's anniversary and/or the caravan, which will depart Fayetteville and journey to the gulf, stopping in 5 -7 cities along the way for rallies and demonstrations (approximately March 19th through March 24th). VIEW THE TENTATIVE CARAVAN ITINERARY HERE.
2. VOLUNTEER in the gulf. We need volunteers who will help physically in the construction effort and support thereof. We need people who will work on houses, people who will help feed the workers, medical personnel, and others. [Sign up]
3. SUPPORT the effort at home. Donate and raise money for this endeavor; tell your friends and families about the project and ask for their support. Contact your local press and government representatives to make them aware of who we are, what we are doing, and why it needs to be done. [Donate]
4. CONTRIBUTE in another capacity. The suggestions just listed are only that. Your ideas are not only welcome, but we encourage you to be creative in coming up with other ways you can support this project.
If you would like more information on any of these projects, please call 314-725-6005, or email ceichholz@....
VETERANS WORKING TOGETHER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE THROUGH NON-VIOLENCE.