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From Sandy, pictured above with her Gypsy Stoneware Pottery:
“Since I cannot always be in the streets, the passion that goes into the pottery I create is forwarded to the passion I feel for this premier peace and justice organization. The income from sales at this years holiday sale will be donated to World Can't Wait.”
Ask for a gift to the world: invite your friends and family to join you in supporting World Can't Wait through our website.
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Today, we bring you some of the comments from World Can't Wait activists and supporters, people like you who make up this coast-to-coast (and beyond) community of resistance. Send me your thoughts on why you're involved!
Kat, high school student & World Can't Wait organizer:
“I am part of a generation that is growing up playing Call of Duty, desensitizing us to torture, among other war crimes. We are coming of age without proper sex education and are systematically lied to about abortion and birth control. At the same time war and torture for empire are accepted as commonplace and reproductive rights are facing a serious fascist assault. To me, the World Can't Wait means hope in an otherwise hopeless situation.
“Direct resistance to the clearly criminal policies of the American government is the most admirable cause anybody can join, and news of current events will show that it's what humanity desperately needs. That's why I spent my fourteenth birthday at an anti-torture protest they had organized, and that's why I spent the next summer interning with them. The type of resistance this organization leads and spreads, on the streets and in the schools (with the We Are Not Your Soldiers tour) is what the world needs more than anything else. With a donation you can make sure that this vital resistance not only continues but is strengthened in the new year. Give generously, and join us on the streets. The world really can't wait and it doesn't have to.”
“It is very good to be able to support the work of World Can't Wait. It was the only organization I know about which allowed me to be on the street the day after the 2008 election with others crying No More Torture No More War, No Matter Who You Voted For. While having the first black president was good, I had listened to what he actually said and noted how he had voted as a senator, and I knew that the wars and torture would not end. They have in fact not ended. World Can't Wait does essential work to bring an end to the crimes of the US government. I want to help it to do that work.”
“I have given up on the progressive Democrats after 25 years of political activism. The hypocrisy in these last three plus years has been tough to watch. You are the only organization left to which I still belong and support. Thank you so much for doing the hard work despite the entire progressive establishment abandoning their principles and working against you.
I have just donated $25 to your organization despite being disabled and in poverty. Your work is critical. I can't thank you enough.”
Richie, national office volunteer and sustainer, from his personal fundraising page:
“...This is all done with an small volunteer staff that helps organize and mobilize people for these efforts. However, being able to communicate to the masses of people -- the thousands of people we meet in the streets each year -- on this scale does require email systems, websites and mailing lists in order to organize all these people to take action together. And of course there needs to be a place to do all this work and all of this requires funding and paying rent, etc..
So I'm making a personal plea to you. Please make a contribution to the World Can't Wait. Your contribution can help make all this and more happen again this year in 2013. Every year that goes by the cost of being able to do all this gets more and more expensive. I hope that you can find it in your hearts to help make a contribution and help us continue our struggle to stop the crimes of our government.
Hope to see you in the streets.
And, Thank you!”