Defend the Constitution
The “religious right” claims that they represent mainstream American values. They couldn’t be more wrong. Support what is truly right in America — a society based on reason, personal freedom, the rule of law and the freedom to worship according to one’s faith and beliefs.
Sign on to DefCon’s pledge to defend the Constitution and real American values.
(DefCon – Campaign To Defend the Constitution)
Give Peace a Vote
September 11, 2006 not only marked the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; it also marked the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s original call for peaceful civil disobedience. While our administration wants to use this anniversary to instill a fresh sense of vengeance in our hearts, Gandhi reminds us that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
The CODEPINK cofounders recently returned from a delegation to the Middle East to meet with Iraqi parliamentarians, religious leaders and members of non-governmental organizations. They learned about the effort by Iraqis themselves to come up with a Reconciliation Plan to stop the violence. A key element of that plan is a fixed timetable for the withdrawal of US troops.
Our administration squandered the opportunities presented by 9/11 — the opportunities to bring those who attacked us to justice, while at the same time pursuing true international dialogue, cross-cultural understanding and diplomacy. Now, with the November elections on the horizon, we have an opportunity to create a new post-9/11 America, an America where security doesn’t mean preemptive/perpetual war or the erosion of our rights at home. We need a new focus on non-violent approaches to resolve future conflicts.
Sign the CodePink Peace Pledge
“I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign.”