Issue 380 - November 2007
Organizing in an Election Year
• Activist Forum: Combining electoral and non-electoral organizing
• Bird Dogging Candidates
• Reproductive Justice
• Voting Rights for Ex-Offenders
• Protest to Support Nonviolent Struggles in Burma
In This Issue
Social justice organizing is about changing hearts and minds, and about changing public policy.
There are still plenty of opportunities to get a word with the candidates, even the "rock stars."
|Pro-Choice is Not Enough|| |
We must grow towards a movement that focuses not only on abortion rights but on a whole range of women's health and justice issues.
|Reclaiming Our Civil Liberties - Again|| |
There is a growing sense that our country is on the wrong track, and that we are being asked to sacrifice our basic rights for a false sense of security.
|Health Care Reform Real Progress Is Within Reach|| |
The fact that there is such a strong focus now, during the Congressional and Presidential campaigns, is a good sign.
|From the Editor's Desk|| |
As peacemakers, we can not afford either to believe in our country's elections, or to ignore them.
|Deepening the Majority: Anti-War Organizing in an Election Year|| |
Preaching to the choir is important - they need to know the score!
|The Cost of War|| |
Economic justice is not a stepping stone to the "real" goal, peace, but a fire-in-the-belly issue in its own right.
|Carbon-free and Nuclear-free A Detailed Energy Plan for the US (review)||A detailed plan for powering the nation's economy with zero carbon dioxide emissions and no new nuclear power plants. Have your Representatives read it?|
|A Tenuous Balance: The Politics of Peace and Justice in a State of War|| |
Recognizing that the 2006 Congress is a work in progress, how are the goals of peace and justice activists faring?
|From the Constitution of the United States|
|And for Those of You Keeping Score at Home…|
|Getting Ready for the Conventions in 2008|
|Grapefruit - A Poem|
|A National Conference for Immigrant & Refugee Rights|
|Ex-Offenders Strive to Regain Voting Rights|
|Bits and Peaces|| |
Events, Opportunities, Campaigns, Resources