Remember Hurricane Katrina by Voting for Peace

Dear Peace Voter,

On this anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Reverend Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus explains below why this is yet another occasion to pause and take effective action against war. Please consider forwarding this article to friends and family who are still on the fence about voting peace. We also have exciting information about how you can help promote the latest Robert Greenwald film, “Iraq for Sale”, and links to upcoming events in Washington, DC!VotersForPeace now has over two dozen participating groups— and we keep growing! Take the next step to bring an end to the occupation of Iraq and help prevent future wars of aggression by getting involved with these organizations, or by visiting our Activist Toolbox for tips on using the Voters’ Pledge in your community!

Rev. Yearwood: Remember Katrina by Voting for Peace

 Tuesday, August 29 marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In this essay, Rev. Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus reminds us that “Katrina’s victims were also casualties of the Iraq war.” Iraq war expenditures of a half-trillion dollars and the deployment of Gulf Region National Guard to Iraq left the Gulf Region without the resources necessary for its own security and safety. Read more of Rev. Yearwood’s essay and pass it on to your friends.

“Iraq for Sale”: Host a house party with Robert Greenwald
Iraq for Sale - The War Profiteers and Brave New Films!
Robert Greenwald, the director of last year’s wildly influential Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, has a new film from Brave New Films, “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers,” to be released this October, and we want you to get involved in its premiere.

The film will expose the hidden truth of rampant profiteering in Iraq through the stories of soldiers, whistleblowers, survivors, and families of loved ones lost to corporate greed. “Iraq for Sale” can trigger a vital debate on our country’s priorities in Iraq just a few weeks before America votes. Learn more here!

Upcoming Events

Camp Democracy: Begins September 5 in Washington, DC!

Stop the War at Home & Abroad: Bring Democracy to DC
Camp Democracy is a non-partisan camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law. Camp Casey will move from Crawford, Texas, to Washington, D.C., to create a larger camp focused not only on ending the war but also on righting injustices here at home. Visit their website for more information!
Declaration of Peace: September 21

From September 21-28, just days before Congress adjourns for the fall elections, Declaration signers will take action  and support a comprehensive peace process  by taking part in nonviolent action, marches, rallies, demonstrations, interfaith services, candlelight vigils and other creative ways to declare peace at the U.S. Capitol and in cities and towns across the country. Learn more about the declaration!

Thank you for helping to bring an end to the occupation of Iraq and future wars of aggression!Linda Schade, Executive Director

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