Grandmothers start packing your bags!
On January 18, 2007, we’re going to Washington to restore citizen participation, our civic duty, to the corridors of the United States Congress. It is urgent that we make sure the new Congress hears us. Our immediate demands are to stop the war and end the occupation of Iraq.
The 109th Congress has gone down as one of the worst in our nation’s history. Mired in scandal and corruption, it forged a sinister partnership with the Bush war machine. We must insure that the 110th Congress honors the mandate of the electorate, acts with integrity and restores the basic tenets of our Constitution.
We call upon grandmothers throughout the United States to join with us, the New York City-based Granny Peace Brigade, to descend on the new United States Senate on Thursday, January 18, to let all 100 Senators know we want them to end this catastrophic war. We want each of the 100 Senators to be visited by grandmothers from the state that the Senators represent. We will present our demands to each Senator — in person.
Become a catalyst in your community. Reach out to religious organizations, labor unions, educational institutions, human rights and peace groups, women’s organizations, youth and student groups and put your local press on notice. Contact us at 212-533-2125, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our website www.grannypeacebrigade.org. This must be a national effort. We owe this to future generations. It is our civic duty.
Make January 18, 2007 a historic event. Restore citizen participation to the corridors of the United States Congress.
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT
The Granny Peace Brigade, New York, New York
P.S. We are aware of the mass mobilization UFPJ is organizing for the weekend of January 27th and we are supporting it wholeheartedly. Our visit on Thursday, January 18th is the beginning of our ongoing campaign for participatory democracy. We are going to stay on top of this 110th Congress both nationally and locally to make sure they follow the mandate of the 2006 election. We need to go to Washington when Congressional offices are open and keep up the pressure.