- Howdy, August 27 is coming up fast. Are you going to Tampa for the RNC demonstrations? Here s info on camping, costuming, and more. -- Jacque ... From: RaeMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 10, 2012View Source
Howdy,August 27 is coming up fast. Are you going to Tampa for the RNC demonstrations? Here's info on camping, costuming, and more. -- Jacque---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rae Abileah <codepink.rae@...>
Date: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Subject: RNC Update: Camping, Send Vagina, & More!
To: Rae Abileah <rae@...>
Only 16 days until we converge in Tampa to protest the RNC!
Here are some important updates:
> We have a text mob! If you would like to get updates about actions on the ground at the RNC you can sign up for the CODEPINK text mob. Join via SMS by texting @codepinkalert to 23559. You'll be asked to create a username, like your first name and last initial (eg JodieE) or your twitter handle. Once you text I'll approve you into the group.
Alternatively, you can join the text mob online here: http://cy.tl/RrnZnv. Please don't forward this link.
> Send your Vagina to the RNC! Know people who can't join you in going to the RNC? Invite them to make a vagina quilt square, artwork or costume to send to the RNC for our contingent to display in protests and deliver to the Republican HQ. Full details here. Plus see call to artists that you can forward to friends below.
> Housing: There is an option to camp at Romneyville, an encampment organized by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. See info about the camp below. For more info or to let folks know you plan to camp please contact Rev. Bruce Wright at 727-278-1547. Clay mentioned he may have tents for folks to borrow - reach him at paeos@... if you are interested in a tent. If you are still looking for a home stay with an activist in Tampa and haven't had any luck yet please email me, similarly if you have housing to offer let me know. I'm staying tuned to housing possibilities and plan to have more info by early next week.
> Please send me your suggestions for songs and chants that you'd like included on our song sheet! We'll practice together on Saturday, August 25th at our CODEPINK Convergence.
> Getting to town early, or live in Tampa? Check out Medea Benjamin's Drone Warfare book event in St. Pete on Wednesday, August 22 - see flyer attached, or leaflet at the Ron Paul Festival. Plus RSVP for the CODEPINK Convergence on Saturday, August 25 here. See full schedule at: www.codepink.org/rnc
See you soon in Tampa!
Send Your Vagina Artwork to the RNC!
Can't make it to Tampa to protest at the Republican National Convention? No worries, you can still send your vagina to the RNC!
CODEPINK is asking women across the nation to submit artistic representations of their vaginas for us to deliver to the Republican Headquarters. Draw out a message that the Republicans need to see bright and bold! We suggest you create vagina artwork on 8 1/2 x 11 fabric or paper. We will quilt the art together to carry in the March on the RNC on August 27th. We are also calling for vagina costumes that we can wear in the streets. Is sewing your passion? Do you love repurposing thrift store finds? We'd love to wear your costume!
- Email us for the mailing address.
No photography please. Get creative! Your message of opposition to the war on women will be heard.
Alternatively, organize a protest at your local campaign HQ and create your own local vagina brigade! Let us know what you're planning by emailing us and we'll send you resources for action including songs, chants, a sample press release and talking points with you. Add your action to our national calendar here.
Find out more about CODEPINK's plans to protest the RNC in Tampa August 25-30 at www.codepink.org/rnc.***********************************************************************************************
Update on Romneyville from the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign:
We have the Land secured for the Poor Peoples Encampment to be called "Romneyville", in the Spirit of the "Hoovervilles" of the 1930s. We invite people all over, especially the Poor, Unemployed, and the Homeless to join us as we build up to be a very visible face of Poverty in United States and around the World to the World. We are doing this to bring to the forefront of the Nature of Poverty, as well as Race and Class, to the World. Our demands are HOUSING FOR ALL, FOOD FOR ALL, HEALTHCARE FOR ALL, AND LIVING WAGE JOBS FOR ALL!!!! WE CALL FOR AN END TO FORECLOSURES AND HOMELESSNESS, AN END TO THE WAR ON THE POOR, BOTH HERE AND ABROAD. AN END TO CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY. MONEY FOR JOBS AND HOUSING, NOT FOR WAR!!
IF YOU CAN HELP US IN ANY WAY PLEASE LOOK TO THE LIST BELOW. YOU CAN ALSO SUPPORT THIS ENCAMPMENT WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT BY SENDING CHECKS TO THE REFUGE, EARMARKED ON MEMO FOR ENCAMPMENT TO THE REFUGE, 3301 58TH AVE. NORTH, LOT102, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33714
NEEDS LIST FOR Romneyville/Poor Peoples Economic Human Right s Camp:
Trash bags and Cans
Wireless Cards and mthly payments for them
Creative Materials for Sign and Banner Making
Coffee, Creamer, Sugar and Coffee Maker
Plates, Cups, Towels, Forks, Spoons, and Knifes
Rae Abileah I Co-Director I CODEPINK Women for Peace
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