Marching for Jobs, Not War: National Mobilization for Economic Justice Includes Demands to Bring Our War Dollars Home!
September 30th, 2010
On October 2, CODEPINK and a nation-wide coalition of peace groups will
unite in Washington, DC with labor, civil rights, immigrant rights,
environmental, and other progressive organizations to call for jobs,
peace, and justice for the One Nation Working Together march, initiated
by organizations including the NAACP, AFL-CIO, and National Council of
List of events:
1, 8-9pm: Members of CODEPINK from around the country gather and prep
for the march, making banners, practicing chants and songs! Capitol
Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th Street SE, Washington, DC)
2, 9:30am: Large, vibrant, visual display at the National Archives
with the message Bring Our War $$ Home! (200 Constitution Ave, NW
between 7th and 9th Streets, NW)
- Oct 2, 10:30am: the Peace Movement march to One Nation Rally (on the corner of 14th and Constitution Ave., NW)
- Oct 2, 5-10pm: Alice Walker, Furious Dancing Event at Bus Boys and Poets. (5th and K St. NW)
economic crisis is in large part due to the massive amount of money
we've been spending on war," said CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin.
"The recent 50,000 troop deployment to Afghanistan alone will cost more
than $12 billion, money that could be used instead to fund 240,000 new
green union jobs. Marching with our sisters and brothers to demand an
economy that works for all means putting an end to the war economy and
spending our money instead on needs like job creation, education, and
nine years of war in Afghanistan, the American people realize that
this is a war we cannot win and a war that doesn't make us safer at
home,” said Zaccai Free, youth organizer for CODEPINK. “It's time we
focus on real security: bringing our war dollars home and rebuilding
are available with women traveling from more than twenty-six states,
including: Arizona, Maine, California, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas,
Florida and Maryland.
For more information, please contact Dana Balicki, CODEPINK Campaign Manager, at 202-422-8624 or visit www.codepink.org/onenation. For a listing of the broader One Nation Peace coalition see www.onenationforpeace.org and www.onenationworkingtogether.org.