August 31, 2005
Dear CODEPINK Activist,
Now that this historic vigil is coming to an end, Cindy Sheehan has a new request for people around the country, especially mothers: Take the Camp Casey spirit back to every congressional district and senate office in this country and demand from our elected officials answers to the questions that George Bush refused to answer.
Cindy's plan, called Meet with the Mothers (meetwiththemothers.org), gives us a concrete way to stand with Cindy. Between now and the upcoming anti-war mobilization in Washington DC on September 24, our job is to ask our own representatives and senators for a meeting to reply to Cindy's questions:
To increase the pressure on Congressional members, we are asking you to join Cindy's voice by sending her letter to your representative and senator. The more times they receive it, the better.
If you are willing to be part of or head a local delegation requesting a meeting with your elected official, please sign up here.
For those officials who refuse to meet, we ask you to consider setting up a "Camp Casey" in front of their offices until they agree to meet! It could be as simple as placing a tent with Camp Casey written on the side for an hour a day.
Every day from now until September 24, we will update the "scorecard" on the meet with the mothers website based on how each official has responded to Cindy's letter. On September 26, as part of lobby day, we will take the scores to congress and thank or spank members. We will publicize the scores nationwide, we will use these scores in upcoming congressional elections to continue pressurizing officials who are still unwilling to end this senseless war now..
Despite the unconscionable attacks on Cindy's character, family and motives, despite the tremendous emotional stress of coping with her ailing mother and pending divorce, Cindy has found strength in her son's legacy and her determination that no other mother should suffer as she has suffered. Let us take strength from Cindy's fortitude. Let us echo her questions throughout this land. Let us demand that every elected official who represents us in Washington come up with the answers that we—as mothers, as constituents, as peacemakers—need to hear.
With peace, hope and a determination to bring our troops home,
Alicia, Dana, Farida, Gael, Jodie, Medea, Tiffany & Whitney P.S. Please join us and tens of thousands of concerned global citizens in Washington, D.C. from September 24-26. Be with us in this historic moment as we march on the White House and deliver onemillionreasons to Bush. Mark your calendars, reserve your tickets, and get your pink gear ready! Don't miss Independence Air's limited time offer on super-cheap airfares to Washington D.C. -- Book by midnight ET on September 1, 2005. You can travel 7 days-a-week from September 6 through November 15.
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