Make Your Voice Heard
There are times we all recognize as history in the making and certainly this past week has been one of them.
Regardless of how you voted, selecting new leaders is just the beginning. As citizens, we now focus our attention on using our voices to empower them to prioritize peace--in every home and school, in our streets and prisons, and around the world.
It is with great enthusiasm that I assumed the role of Executive Director on October 1st. Over the past years, and especially the past few months, I have worked closely with volunteers, staff, and Board, giving me a unique perspective on our work
I can tell you now our organization has never been larger or stronger. I am both excited and confident in what lies ahead.
Today we launch the registration for our Department of Peace Campaign National Conference, March 20-23, 2009 in Washington, DC and we expect it to be our largest ever.
I encourage each of you to come, whatever it takes.
The world is changing. Defining the course of our nation is the greatest civic influence we have. Now is the time, as the new Congress and new administration set their priorities, that we can make the biggest impact. Now is the time to make your voice heard and to ask your national leaders to make peace and violence reduction a top priority in every sector of our society, and the cornerstone of our international policy.
How can you do this?
Democracy is not a spectator sport. It requires our active engagement. Our last conference sold out, and we had to turn people away at the door. This year, you can be one of 1,000 citizens crisscrossing the halls of Congress, inspiring our leaders to reach for a brighter, better and saner future. Don't you want to be there?
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