is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love
peace and sacrifice for it." ~Martin Luther King, Jr
we honor Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, we want to celebrate
his legacy not just with words, but with action. We
ask you to join us in taking one of the strongest stands you can
against war: refusing to fund it with your money.
Secretary of State Alexander Haig once said "Let
them march all they want, as long as they pay their taxes."
Well, we have marched, we have vigiled, we have sent letters and
phone calls and faxes, but Congress continues to fund Bush's war.
In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and as part of the American
tradition of non-violent civil disobedience that goes back to Henry
David Thoreau, now is the time for us to take
the matter of war funding into our own hands and stage a tax revolt.
video at the end of his anti-war speech MLK says; "Take
a Stand, Tomorrow may be to late." Each year we have
taken a stand, and this year it is a very personal one, but one
we can do together.
Don't Buy Bush's War campaign calls people of conscience to take
a stand against the war in Iraq or the threat of war in Iran by
signing a pledge that when joined by 100,000 other signatories,
they will refuse to pay their taxes until the US gets out of Iraq
(a fully operational plan begun). Our campaign offers safety
in numbers and a firm stand against the Administration's funding
of the war.
know you'll have many questions about the campaign, and perhaps
some fears. Please go to www.dontbuybushswar.org
to sign our pledge, learn about other ways to support the campaign,
and find answers to your concerns.
assured that CODEPINK will continue
to work to end to this war, to restore our Constitution, to close
Guantanamo, and to redirect our nation's resources towards the needs
of its people.
you for standing with us in Dr. King's memory.
faith in love and non-violence,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Medea,
Nancy, Parisa and Rae
forget to make your reservations for V to
the 10th in New Orleans with CODEPINK, April 11th and 12th,
with a chance to be part of a community project the preceding week!
We hope you will join
us for this deeply inspiring celebration of sisterhood
sure to check out our other exciting and meaningful CODEPINK
travel opportunities as well.