Thursday, November 8, 2007

Pledge For Peace

Go HERE to sign the pledge for peace.

Go HERE to see the Voters For Peace web site.

This pledge request page came in an e-mail to Mrs. Spadoman from Voters For Peace.
Here is the entire e-mail:

November 8, 2007

Dear (Mrs. Spadoman),

As the election year approaches it is more important than ever to expand the number of peace voters. Please take this one action step: Find three people to sign the VotersForPeace pledge. Send people to to sign the pledge.

The occupation of Iraq rages on. This week 2007 became the deadliest year for U.S. soldiers; and a report by the Red Cross/Red Crescent highlighted the millions of internally displaced Iraq refugees - over 60 percent children - and two million Iraqis who have fled the country. On top of all that a British report confirms a Johns Hopkins study - more than one million Iraqis have died since the U.S. military attack.

Further, several recent reports including reviews by the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accountability Office put the cost of the Iraq War as greater than Vietnam and Korea combined! Spending has increased from $8 billion per month to $15 billion. Before the war began in 2003, the Bush administration confidently predicted that the conflict would cost $50 billion. Lawrence Lindsey lost his job as a White House economic adviser after suggesting spending might reach $200 billion. Now, the CBO estimates that by the time Bush leaves office $1 trillion will have been spent.

And, the Democrats in Congress are ready once again to give the administration a blank check to continue the war. Recently, the top three Democratic presidential candidates said they could not promise to remove U.S. troops by 2013.

When you send people to sign the peace pledge, also, urge them to visit our merchandise page and order tee shirts, bumper stickers and lawn signs so you can spread the word - peace voters demand peace candidates. Tell your friends to do the same. See

To entice your friends to the web page you can tell them about some of the recent news we've been publishing there. See the examples below.

Your donation to our efforts would be greatly appreciated and carefully used to send the message of the power of peace voters to politicians so they know that peace voters are organized and will be among the most important group of voters in 2008. Donations can be made on-line here.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kevin Zeese

Executive Director

The following articles can be found on the Voters For Peace web site.

New Report: "A Climate of Conflict" the Links between Climate Change, Peace and War
A new report released ahead of the IPCC (12-17 November) lists 102 countries at risk of climate change related violent conflict and instability and calls for an immediate investment in adaptation. To read the rest of "Climate Wars. . ."

Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail: End the Catastrophic Occupation
Dahr Jamail's is an independent journalist whose MidEast Dispatches are essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what is happening in Iraq. Dahr Jamail's current book, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, can be purchased on-line or in book stores. To read the rest of the Dahr Jamail interview . . .

Voters for Peace Board Member Ann Wright Barred Again From Canada
Voters for Peace Project Board member Col. Ann Wright (Ret.-U.S. Army) was detained by Canadian customs officials at Ottawa International Airport Thursday while en route to meet with members of Parliament. Col. Wright had been invited by MPs to participate in a forum addressing post 9-11 civil liberties violations titled "Peacemakers Without Borders." This is the second time in less than a month Col. Wright has been stopped by Canadian officials on her way to peace movement events. To read the rest of Ann Wright detained . . .

One Hundred Thousand March for Peace
Organizers estimate that more than 100,000 people joined protests Saturday against the War on Iraq and Washington's warlike threats against Iran. Major demonstrations were held in 11 U.S. cities, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Jonesborough, Tenn., Philadelphia, Orlando, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Boston and a number of smaller cities as well. To read the rest of March for Peace . . .

Peace Voters Demand: No War No Warming
A breakthrough demonstration was held that brought together the peace and climate change movements. No War No Warming was a project instigated by Voters For Peace's founding executive director Linda Schade and culminated this Monday. To read the rest f No War No Warming . . .

Take the VotersForPeace Pledge! "I will only vote for or support federal candidates who make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign."

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