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Posted by Lilly from ? ( on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 5:17PM :

Activism Ideas

Join with AFSC activities for peace and reconciliation

Sign the Iraq peace pledge. Go to

Support the AFSCís program of humanitarian aid to Iraq by helping to send hygiene kits to families in Iraq. (Contact AFSCís Emergency and Material Assistance Program at 215-241-7041 or learn how to donate on-line.)

Make a financial contribution to AFSC's peace work.

Use our Iraq activist resources.

Local actions you can start today

Lobby your city council to pass a resolution against war on Iraq. Cities for Peace has an on-line toolkit to help you organize.

Show your desire for a life-giving solution to this international crisis. Wear a button. Fly a banner or peace flags from your home or church or Meetinghouse.

Talk with your friends and neighbors about life-giving alternatives to war.

Find out what peace groups in your area are doing. Join with them or coordinate with them. For help finding groups, use the National Network to End the War Against Iraq's map of local groups.

Work with area churches, synagogues, and mosques.

Write letters to the editor. Donít just say no to war with Iraq. Develop arguments that will help others think more deeply about the rush to war.

Organize groups to travel to major demonstrations in Washington and other major cities. Large numbers, from all over the country, show the government the depth and breadth of the opposition to war. See the joint anti-war events calendar compiled by United For Peace.

Organize a vigil or peace walk in your locale. Small towns and cities can be as important as bigger metropolitan areas.

Call in to radio talk shows.

Arrange for teach-ins on local campuses or community forums.

Join with other groups to buy an ad in local papers.

Set up draft counseling for young men in the Meeting and in the community who need our help thinking through the realities of military service. Resources on the draft are available from the AFSC.

Have your church or Quaker Meeting adopt a minute favoring peace over war. Send it to your local papers. Submit it to the AFSC to be included with other minutes on our website. (To see minutes by other Meetings go to our Letters and Statements page.)

-- Lilly
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