we are best known for our audacious, colorful actions, CODEPINK
is proud of the quieter work we do supporting women and mothers
worldwide. Thanks to you, we saved a grieving mother's home from
foreclosure in New York. Thanks to you, we assisted Iraqi refugees
in Jordan and Syria. And this holiday season, we are asking you
to help us assist Iraqi women who have remained inside Iraq, but
have seen their homes, livelihoods and families destroyed as a result
of our occupation and the violence it unleashed.
year, we sent $10,000 to the Women
& Knowledge Society in Iraq. Our dear sister Rashad sent us
a report on the projects they had undertaken with our support, helping
over 30 dispossessed widows set up small businesses in their homes.
Whether it was by providing a sewing machine, fabric and thread
that allowed a woman to become a seamstress, or a bread oven and
a gas cylinder that created a home bakery, our donations gave these
women, all of them the heads of their households, a way to feed
themselves and their children (see
full account here).
Rashad wrote, "The Women & Knowledge
Society is grateful to CODEPINK Women for Peace and its members
for raising the funds that made these projects possible. We are
only saddened by our inability to help the hundreds of thousands
of impoverished Iraqi women who need assistance." This
year, with your assistance, we
will help more women financially as we work to end the
occupation that has so devastated their lives.
you give to CODEPINK, 25% of
your donation will go to the Women & Knowledge Society in Iraq
so they can continue their vital work. Click
here to send your tax-deductible donation today.
Another way to spread the CODEPINK
word is by sending our vibrant
Hope cards or by donating
to CODEPINK in friends' and loved ones' names.
This weekend you can also carry the peace agenda to an Obama party
in your community. These "Change is Coming"
parties, held 12/12-12/14, make it possible to reach out beyond
your own circle and to make sure ending the occupation of Iraq is
high on the list, as we push Obama to fulfill his campaign promises.
here to find or create an event in your area.
Thank you for promoting peace and supporting women around the globe.
Audrey, Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael,
Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori, Medea, Nancy, Paris, and Rae
Transition Team is "Open For Questions!" We
are callling all CODEPINKers to vote
for the following question we asked the team, making it the top-ranked
question which is impossible for the Obama team to ignore (cut
and paste "Afghanistan, sustainable economic development"
in the search box):
will you do to find a viable, negotiated solution that ends the
violence in Afghanistan and fosters sustainable economic development,
women's rights, healthcare, education and civil society in the
inaugural tickets on our E-Bay auction! Click
here to bid now!
Shministim are Israeli high school students who have been imprisoned
for refusing to serve in an army that occupies the Palestinian
Territories. Show your support by contacting the Israeli Minister
of Defense -- sign
here now. Israeli peace activists will hand-deliver
your message on December 18th, the Shministim
Day of Action.