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1/6/06 
CODEPINK Women for Peace No Peace, No Vote
  

June 1, 2006

Dear CODEPINK Activist,

The intrepid Molly Ivins recently wrote that she was fed up with “every calculating, equivocating, triangulating, straddling, hair-splitting son of a bitch” in Washington DC. “This is not a time for a candidate who will offend no one,” Molly proclaimed. “It is time for a candidate who takes clear stands and kicks ass.”

This stand was cogently articulated in an editorial in The Nation (www.thenation.com/doc/20051128/editors) calling for an end to the war in Iraq. It noted that the war has become the single greatest threat to our national security; that its human and economic costs are spiraling out of control; and that the majority of Americans want to see an end to the war.

But since the war continues to receive bipartisan support, The Nation took the following stand: “We will not support any candidate for national office who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq a major issue of his or her campaign. We urge all voters to join us in adopting this position.”

Well, now you can. Thanks to a coalition of groups determined to make peace a major issue in the November 2006 and 2008 races, you can join other outraged voters by signing the Voters for Peace Pledge:

“I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign.”

Please sign now (www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/codepink/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=295) and encourage at least 10 of your friends, relatives, coworkers and neighbors to join (www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/codepink/tellafriend.jsp?tell_a_friend_KEY=839). Our goal is to get millions of voters on board so that peace becomes a powerful political demand that politicians cannot continue to ignore.

Here’s to taking a clear stand against war and kicking ass (peacefully),
Allison, Dana, Farida, Gael, Jodie, Katie, Medea, Nancy, Rae, Samantha and Tiffany

P.S.

– Join CODEPINK this summer in several travel opportunities. Find out how and where:www.codepinkalert.org/article.php?list=type&type=124.

– Don’t forget to forward this message to friends, and please consider making a donation towards our campaigns here: https://secure.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/codepink/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=191

 
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