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Three Years Too Many: End the War
A Call for a Week of Local Action March 15-22, 2006
United for Peace and Justice, PO Box 607, Times Square Station, NY NY 10108; 212/868-5545; www.unitedforpeace.org
United for Peace and Justice joins our partners in the global antiwar movement in calling for a massive outpouring of opposition to the war in Iraq. We are urging opponents of the war to organize a wide array of events in their hometowns for the entire week surrounding this anniversary. As important as our periodic large national gatherings are, we believe it is vital that we bring antiwar sentiment out into the streets of every community around the country.
Our national coalition will help local groups organize a range of events and activities throughout the week of March 15-22, with the goal of bringing new people into this movement. We encourage groups to plan educational events and protest actions, including vigils, marches, rallies, nonviolent civil disobedience and other creative activities and to publicize them by listing them on the UFPJ website calendar.
Plan an action or event that will:
In the coming weeks, UFPJ will provide resources and materials to support local groups, and we will update you with news about organizing efforts around the country and from around the world.
The war has already cost well over $200 billion in US taxpayer money, and there is no end in sight. At the same time, the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama have yet to receive the resources they need to recover from Hurricane Katrina and communities around the country are impacted every day by drastic cuts in social spending. And the war has brought new assaults on civil liberties and democratic rights.
Visit our online peace group directory to find an organization in your area that you can work with to plan March 15-22 events.
Let us work together to make this the last anniversary of this war.