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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Tell Your Friends: Take the Peace Message to DC



Send Your Face and Your Words, if Your Body Can't Get There


This is a composite post from two emails from TrueMajority.org regarding ways U.S. citizens can pressure our representatives for peace. This organization was founded by Ben Cohen, Co-founder, Ben and Jerry's. It is a grassroots education and advocacy project of Priorities, Inc., a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) corporation. Its underlying philosophy is made up of 10 principles. I ask you join and share with your friends and family if you agree with the mission.


Email #1



Travel to DC or stay at home; either way you can participate in this weekend’s anti-war activities. This Saturday hundreds of thousands of Americans are getting on buses and heading to Washington, DC to rally for peace. If you’d like to join them, just click this link to find out how to get on a bus through our friends at United for Peace and Justice. www.unitedforpeace.org



But we know that many millions more who want peace in Iraq won’t be able to make it to Washington. So we’ve created a new way for you to be there. On the Monday after the rally, thousands of activists will stay in Washington to lobby their legislators. To support them, we’ve created a new kind of petition -- we call it a photo petition. Anyone can go online and sign it like a regular petition, but we’ve added a new feature. If you like, you can upload a picture of yourself so that your Congressmember has to look you in the eye even if you aren’t there.



Here is the link to the petition. Be sure to share this with everyone you know who opposes the war: http://www.truemajority.org/photopetition



Signing the petition is easy. If you are a member of TrueMajority we’ll just need your email address. If you’re a newcomer we’ll ask your addresss as well, so we can figure out who your member of Congress is. Then, you’ll get a chance to upload a picture of yourself and add any personal comments for your Congressmember. The picture can be any photo of yourself that you already have on your hard drive, or you can take a new one holding up a sign.



We’ll put the petitions together and deliver them to each Member of Congress Monday morning.



Remember, adding a photo makes the petition more powerful, but sign it whether you have a picture or not.



Thanks for supporting the rally, Andrew Greenblatt

Online Organizer



P.S. Even if you are going to Washington you can still sign the petition. And please pass this email around to everyone you know.




Click here
to upload your photo and sign our petition.



Mulch Maker Says Say No To War, No Civilian Death, Bring Our Troops Home

Email #2



We're already nearly halfway to our goal of 50,000 signatures on our new "photo petition" to Congress. These photos and messages from you and your friends will be delivered to members of Congress on Monday, Sept. 26th as part of three days of action in Washington, D.C. calling for peace in Iraq.



If you haven't yet, Sign the petition now. You can upload a photo, too, but it isn't required.



Then, tell your friends! We need to get as many names as possible. Our goal is 50,000, but it will only happen if you forward this mail to your friends.



And most importantly, come to DC if you can. The peace movement is re-invigorated, and this weekend will prove it. Here's a link to info about Saturday's rally, including how to find a bus to get there: www.unitedforpeace.org



Signing the petition is easy. If you aren't already a TrueMajority member we’ll ask for your address, so we can figure out who your member of Congress is. Then, you’ll get a chance to upload a picture of yourself and add any personal comments for your Congressmember. The picture can be any photo of yourself that you already have on your hard drive, or you can take a new one holding up a sign. We’ll put the petitions together and deliver them to each Member of Congress Monday morning.



Remember, adding a photo makes the petition more powerful, but sign it whether you have a picture or not.



Thanks for supporting the rally,





Matt Holland

Online Organizer




P.S. Even if you are going to Washington you can still sign the petition. And please pass this email around to everyone you know.



Click here to upload your photo and sign our petition.

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