may recall how right after Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast,
I was in New York, spending thousands of dollars on shoes.
Ferragamos to be precise. It's true --people
were drowning, people were suffering and losing their homes and
I was out shopping. Remember after 9-11 when my boss told
us to be patriotic and go shopping? Well, I truly believed that
a little retail therapy in a time of stress was a good thing for
the economy and for the soul.
a funny thing happened to me on my way to Jimmy Choo's.
I stumbled upon a bunch of old shoes in front of Hillary Clinton's
office on Third Avenue. I wondered if it was
some kind of tag sale. But as I looked closer, I saw that each pair
of shoes instead of having a price tag was labeled with the name
and age of an Iraqi child.
woman dressed all in fuchsia, with a pink
statue of liberty crown on her head, explained that each pair of
shoes represented a child who had been killed in Iraq. It was a
CODEPINK: Women for Peace demonstration.
I was told, it was part of a campaign called "Walk
in Their Shoes."
sign the peace pledge today
get 5 friends to sign
that moment I had what my boss might call a conversion experience.
Suddenly it hit me. Between my high-powered job, my shoe shopping
and my piano playing, I had never stopped to think about all the
dead children in Iraq. I went to my hotel room, gathered up my shoes
and ran back to Hillary's office to donate them to the campaign.
I'm writing to you now, a new woman, asking you to join me.
Vote for peace candidates. Sign
the Give Peace a Vote pledge. Organize
a Walk in Their Shoes action in your community. Donate
money to the campaign.
kick the heels out of office and fill their shoes with leaders who
will bring our soldiers home!
in sole and soul,
Alright, so Condi didn't actually have a pink
conversion or write this letter, but if you want to see the White
House turning pink, click
here. We have over 70,000 signers
of the peace pledge! Won't you help us get to 100,000
by November 7 by signing
5 friends to sign on?
Give Peace A Vote is featured
Peace Team Site adding thousands of new pledges this
week. The Peace Team is a group of nearly 50 candidates, who have
taken our Peace Pledge. Many have produced some very hard-hitting
TV spots directly confronting the Bush administration on the lies
they used to invade Iraq. These Lie/Die
ads are running right now. To see some of them playing
as flash streams or to learn more about the Peace Team go to http://www.peaceteam.net.