- Please make a note of the action calendar for 2008 below and stay tuned! Note that January 25, 2008, a Friday, is the last sorry State of the Union address.Message 1 of 1 , Jan 5, 2008View SourcePlease make a note of the action calendar for 2008 below and stay tuned! Note that January 25, 2008, a Friday, is the last sorry State of the Union address. Mother's Pub and Grill at 1017 W. University Av, next door to the Civic Media Center, said that they would be pleased to host a howdy bunch of antiBushies for the last sorry State of the Union address...but, to let them know asap to confirm the date. Please let me know if you would be interested in attending Mother's Friday evening January 25, I believe it will be from 8:30-10:30. They have good food and a whole bunch of beers I've never heard of. See the CodePINk Central calendar below.Jac.----- Original Message -----To: jacquebetz@...Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:13 PMSubject: 2008 Action Planning Calendar
January 3, 2008
Happy New Year! CODEPINK is ready for a powerful year of peace actions to end the Iraq War and create a peaceful world in 2008, the year when we wil mark the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and the presidential campaign. We're commited to training and movement building in this crucial year.
Below is a list of our major campaigns and a planning calendar of action dates for the entire year. Of course, we can never predict when the next spontaneous act will arise, but this will help you plan out major holidays, travel, and actions. Please reply to locals@... with your local group plans for the coming months.
2008 Action Calendar
Jan 11, Friday: International Day Against Torture
The 6 year anniversary of the first prisoners being brought to GuantÃ¡namo.
Check http://www.witnesstorture.org/ for local actions.
Jan 16, Wednesday, 6 pm PST/ 9 pm EST: Conference Call: Tax Resistance, Your Questions Answered
With Jodie Evans, Nina Utne, and Chris Hedges
Bring your questions, concerns, and fears about refusing to pay your war tax and CODEPINK's Don't Buy Bush's War campaign. Info on how to join to the right.
Jan 21, Monday: Martin Luther King Day
Join local MLK Day parades and events and bring our war tax resistance message. Use quotes from MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" about civil disobedience.
Jan 25, Friday: Celebrate Bush's LAST Sorry State of the Union Address!
Gather at a bar or restaurant with a big screen TV and watch Bush's final State of the Union together. Play Bush bingo and drinking games!
Black History Month
Feb 5 and 9: Presidential Primary Day, "Super Tuesday"
Note: For a complete list of presidential primary dates, visit: politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/primaries/democraticprimaries/index.html
Feb 14, Thursday: Valentine's Day
Organize an action at your nearest military recruiting center. Hold a Make Out, Not War party and have a kiss-in. Slogan ideas: "Don't enlist, stay and kissâ?¦ that way everybody makes out!" "Arms are for Hugging!"
Feb 18, Monday: Presidents' Day
Organize an IMPEACHMENT action!
Women's History Month
March 8, Saturday: International Women's Day Weekend Activist Training Camps
Organize a daylong or overnight regional activist training camp to inspire, educate, and bring together CODEPINKers in your area. Trainings being planned in SF, LA, Corvallis, NYC, DC, and Florida. Add your city to the list!
March 19, Wednesday: Iraq War Anniversary
National convergence in DC March 11-20, regional and local actions.
April 11-12: V-Day in New Orleans
Join CODEPINK in New Orleans for a weekend of performance, workshops, and actions by and for the women of NOLA to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Eve Ensler's V-Day: The Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls and Change the Story of Women. CODEPINK will be offering trainings on outrageous activism, coordinating community projects around the city, and so much more! Eve Ensler will premier her "Katrina Monologues." You won't want to miss this! For the V-Day schedule and to sign up to join us, visit: http://www.codepinkalert.org/vdayinnola
April 12-13: Seattle Greenfestival (www.greenfestivals.org)
April 15, Tuesday: Tax Day
Don't Buy Bush's War Tax Resistance Campaign culminates in mass civil disobedience. Organize local actions to emphasize the cost of war outside local post offices.
April 20, Sunday: Earth Day
No War, No Warming action day
May 11, Sunday: Mother's Day
DC actions outside the White House and local actions.
May 17-18: Chicago Greenfestival (www.greenfestivals.org)
May 26, Monday: Memorial Day
Peace Surge: Weeklong Activist Trainings and Action weeks in DC ~ stay at the DC house and take your organizing to the next level!
July 4, Friday: Independence Day
Congressional Recess (all month)
Aug 25-28, Mon-Thurs: Protest the DNC in Denver, CO
Aug 29, Friday: Katrina Anniversary
Congress Returns (beginning of the month)
Sept 1-4, Mon-Thurs: Protest the RNC in St. Paul, MN
Click here to sign up to join us in protest!
Sept 1, Mon: Labor Day
Sept 21, Sun: International Day of Peace
Oct 17-19: Bioneers Conference in SF Bay Area (http://www.bioneers.org/conference)
Oct 31, Friday: Halloween
Trick or Vote actions
Nov 4, Tuesday: Election Day
Get out the peace message and organize Election Night parties.
Nov 8-9: Greenfestival in DC (http://greenfestivals.org/)
Nov 11, Tuesday: Veterans Day
Nov 14-16: Greenfestival in SF with Pink and Green Ball (http://greenfestivals.org/)
Nov 27, Thursday: Thanksgiving
Holiday Season: Peaceful holiday actions, Don't Buy War Toys annual campaign
Don't forget to reply to this email with your local action plans, and list upcoming events on our action calendar at www.codepinkalert.org/calendar.php
Towards Peace in 2008,
Wednesday, January 16, 6 pm PST/ 9pm EST: Tax Resistance Conference Call with Jodie Evans, Nina Utne, and Chris Hedges
HOW TO JOIN
Dial (712) 945-0210 and when prompted
enter code 26337465# (that's CODEPINK#). Long distance charges apply, but there is no additional fee to join the conference call.
All calls are at 6pm PST/9pm EST.