Dear Global Exchange Supporter,
Our people need jobs, but our leaders fund war. On October 2, unionists, civil rights groups, immigrant rights leaders and social justice advocates will march on Washington DC under the banner of One Nation, Working Together. We in the peace movement have the opportunity to join this exciting coalition and bring the message: Fund Jobs, Not War.
With the long Labor Day weekend behind us, now is the time to take our organizing to the next level. What we do - what we all do - in the next few weeks will determine if 10.2.10 is one of the largest and most powerful expressions of the progressive agenda that our nation has ever seen. The peace movement has a tremendous role to play, if we step up now.
We have an opportunity to help millions of people understand how the struggle to end the wars and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq is directly tied to the urgent need to re-direct this nation's economic and social priorities. We can bring our clear call for cuts in military spending into the efforts to fund the needs of all of our communities, including creating millions of new, green jobs.
Making these connections will only be as strong as our presence within the One Nation Working Together movement. This means being part of the local organizing coalitions that are already in place, or building new ones in the cities where they don't exist yet. It means turning out massive numbers of people in Washington, DC on 10.2.10. And it means helping us build the peace presence there.
Global Exchange is a partner in the One Nation coalition with our friends at CODEPINK, and is also one of the 40 organizations that is part of the Peace Table, the peace and anti-war voice of One Nation and we're counting on you to be part of the voice for peace that's loud, clear, creative, diverse, and dynamic on Oct 2!
~ Sign up to join CODEPINK & Global Exchange!
Sign up at www.codepink.org/onenation
~ Join your local steering committee!
Can you help mobilize folks in your city to come to DC? One Nation has steering committees around the country and we are looking for activists to join the steering committees and represent peace! The commitment may be as simple as going to a couple meetings over the next month and representing CODEPINK & Global Exchange. E-mail Rae Abileah
if you need help connecting with the Steering Committee near you.
~ Reserve your ticket to dance with Alice Walker on Saturday night, Oct. 2!
Alice Walker is putting on an event at Bus Boys and Poets that you won't want to miss - a night of dinner and dancing! You can buy your ticket online
The event coordinators recently adjusted the prices. Tickets are now $50 general and $150 VIP (includes private pre-event with Alice Walker). Tickets include dinner, drink, live music, and dancing!
~ Get the latest scoop!
Every Thursday evening at 6pm PST / 9pm EST One Nation holds a conference call that you can dial into to get updated on action plans. To join call 712-432-1001 and enter access code 481005918#.
This will culminate in a massive-and we believe historic-March on Washington on October 2. Don't miss it. Together, we can make the change we want to see.
Thank you, as always, for your work on behalf of peace and justice,
Global Exchange & CODEPINK