Re: [ipjn] Cindy Sheehan coming to Bloomington! Help sponsor her visit
- Chapter 52 of Veterans for Peace will contribute $50.00 toward Cindy's Indiana visit. If other groups chip in, then it will not be a such a financial expense for the wonderful and tireless activists in Bloomington. I have always stated that if the rest of Indiana could bottle the energy and commitment to peace and justice that comes out of Bloomington, we could rock the USA into a sensible and sustainable path. Thank you Bloomington activists, you are an inspiration to us all.
On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Dave Lambert <dl2001@...> wrote:To sign onto or inquire about the Peace Bus, which will leave Indy/Bloomington early Oct 6 for the occupation of Freedom Square in DC, send an email to Carl Rising-Moore carlrisingmoore@...; or Dave Lambert, dl2001@... Depending on the number of people interested in going, we'll either rent a bus, a van, or carpool.http://october2011.org/welcome for information on the occupation.Peace,Dave----- Original Message -----From: Timothy BaerSent: Sunday, July 31, 2011 4:24 PMSubject: [ipjn] Cindy Sheehan coming to Bloomington! Help sponsor her visitDear friends of peace and justice,
I have exciting news to share with you: internationally renowned peace and justice activist Cindy Sheehan will be speaking in Bloomington on October 5, 2011 at the First United Church, 2420 E. Third Street.
Her talk, “The War Economy and You,” will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the start of the war on Afghanistan, October7.
Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed in action in the Iraq war on April 4, 2004. Since then she has been an activist for peace and human rights.
Sheehan became a celebrity for her outspokeness about the wars and, in August 2005, achieved international renown when she set up a peace camp outside then-President George Bush’s Texas ranch to pressure him to meet with her face to face and tell her what “noble cause” Casey died for.
Sheehan was one of the nine founding members of Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization she created in January 2005 with other families of U.S. troops. It seeks to end the US occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and provides support for families of soldiers killed in the wars.
Sheehan is national director of Peace of the Action, a national peace campaign; the author of five books; host of her own radio show, “Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox” (http://www.CindySheehansSoapbox.com); and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
She is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, saying, "I don't think much has changed since the Bush administration."
For Sheehan, war is also an environmental issue. “The U.S. military is both the largest polluter in the world and the largest consumer of fossil fuel,” she says. “The current U.S. military missions not only pollute the world using conventional weaponry, but the war machine's increasing use of weapons and equipment enhanced with depleted uranium is also contaminating the planet and further compromising the delicate balance of life.”
The sponsors of Sheehan’s visit are Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, the Bloomington branch of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington, and Young Americans for Liberty.
We’re looking for additional co-sponsoring organizations and are asking them to donate at least $50 toward Sheehan’s expenses.
Partnering with BPAC and the other co-sponsoring organizations is a great opportunity to help bring to Bloomington a dynamic speaker and advocate for peace. We would greatly appreciate your financial contribution. We hope you will seriously consider helping to bring Cindy Sheehan to Bloomington and look forward to hearing from you soon. For a contribution of $50 or more, your organization's name will be listed as a co-sponsor on all of the speaking event literature.
To bring Sheehan to Bloomington, we still need to raise $1,100 for her transportation and honorarium. Her accommodations and meals have been donated. Any organization that wishes to donate to her expenses should make a check out to BPAC and send it to: Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, P.O. Box 3001, Bloomington, IN 47402.
Peace and blessings,
Timothy BaerBloomington Peace Action CoalitionLet Iraq Live!
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