From the Axis Editors: Axis of Logic will be participating in the March on Washington this coming weekend. Please join us!
Also please make your plans now to join us on March 17 when Troops Out Now Coalition is calling for us to not only go to Washington for the weekend protest but to Stay in Washington on the 4th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq - to confront the government and force the Congress to cut off war funding. For more information go to: Troops Out Now Coalition - Axis Editorial Board
Thursday, January 25 - Update (Scroll down for original announcement, directions, transportation, logistics, etc.)
Dear friend of United for Peace and Justice,
The Weather Channel is predicting 48 degrees for Saturday, and the National Weather Service is saying 50 degrees!! No rain, no winds ... the weather should be great for the Jan. 27th mobilization.
We'll be gathering on the National Mall for the pre-march rally from 11 am to 1 pm. Because there might be some precipitation in Washington, DC, before Saturday, there is a possibility that the Mall could be a little muddy. With that in mind, we suggest you wear boots, or at least bring an extra pair of socks.
It's terrific that the weather will be good, but we'll be raising a storm of protest on Saturday. In addition to the massive numbers of people coming from literally every corner of the country, here are some of the folks who will be speaking at the rally:
Mayor Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake City
Moriah Arnold, 12-year-old sixth-grader from Harvard, MA
Carlos Arredondo, Gold Star Families for Peace
Medea Benjamin, founder of CodePink
Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator, United for Peace and Justice
Eve Ensler, playwright
Jane Fonda, actress, author
Kim Gandy, President of the National Organization for Women
Danny Glover, actor/activist
Reverend Graylon Hagler, Plymouth Congregational Church, Washington, DC
Reverend Jesse Jackson, RainbowPUSH Coalition
Jonathon Hutto, active-duty member of the U.S. Navy
Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
Rabbi Michael Lerner, Tikkun Magazine
Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action
Tim Robbins, actor/activist
Susan Sarandon, actor/activist
Bob Watada, father of Lt. Ehren Watada, first officer to refuse deployment to Iraq
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Ann Wright, retired Army Colonel, former State Dept. diplomat
What You Should Bring to Washington
- Signs and banners -- and be sure to include your city or organization
- Noise-makers -- let's be loud!
- Copies of the petition to Congress signed by people who can't make the trip.
- White roses to leave as part of a memorial we'll be creating.
- Shoes, especially children's shoes, for the CodePink "Walk in Their Shoes" Installation
There are other activities throughout the weekend -- including our Congressional Lobby Day on Monday -- so if you can stay in town that would be wonderful!
See you on the streets of Washington as we send our message to Congress: It's time to end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home!!
United for Justice with Peace
MARCH ON WASHINGTON!
On Election Day, voters nation-wide delivered an unmistakable MANDATE for PEACE. And now, it's time for ACTION!
On Saturday, Jan. 27th, people from every corner of the country will march on Washington, DC. Our message will be clear, our voice will be strong: End the war in Iraq, Bring all the troops home now!
Bush's announcement of plans to escalate the war is backfiring. It has opened a debate on the powers of Congress to block troop deployments, spurred more Republicans to jump ship, and moved more people inside and outside of Congress to debate the merits of continuing the war or ending it. The timing of the massive antiwar demonstration on January 27th could not be better. (For bus reservations and transportation information please click on the DC Bus - Jan 27 ticket in the left hand column)
On Monday, Jan. 29th, we will take our message directly to the new Congress in a lobby day. Congress has the power to end this war through legislation. National United for Peace and Justice is calling on people from every congressional district in the country to gather in Washington, DC -- to express support for those members of Congress who are prepared to take immediate action against the war; to pressure those who are hesitant to act; and to speak out against those who remain tied to a failed policy.
Even if you can't go, you can participate by helping students and others make the trip with a scholarship donation to: UJP, 55 Norfolk St., Cambridge MA 02139. Earmark for transportation fund.
WHERE TO MEET TOGETHER IN DC: UfPJ will be posting state signs on Saturday, to help us meet up with each other!! All those planning to lobby will be together at the lobby training day, by state and Congressional District !! - and other meetings
Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, who last year led an anti-war march of thousands, the largest protest in Salt Lake City history
Reverend Jesse Jackson Jr.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)
Bob Watada, father of Lt. Watada, the first military officer to refuse deployment to Iraq and currently facing court-martial
and active- duty service people. You can download flyers below. Please help distribute fliers and e-mails widely!!!!!
Jan 27 flyer - front
Jan 29 flyer - back
Endorse the January 27, 2007 Call to Action! To add your organization’s endorsement to the regional list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail address, and organization. Click on 'more' to view MA endorsements. To add your endorsement to the National UFPJ list:
Planning to lobby your Congressperson on Monday, Jan. 29th? Be sure to sign up for the lobby day: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/modinput4.php?modin=121
UJP Rideboard: Use the UJP rideboard to hook up with others! justicewithpeace.org/index.php?target=bboard
Affordable DC Housing: http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3042