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No New War on Iraq Action Toolkit

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Fri, Jun 27, 2014

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Here are some ways you can take action to prevent further US military intervention in Iraq! Keep your voice and energy engaged! We have to inspire and motive people to take action if we are going to squelch the drumbeat to more war.

Social Media Options:

Commit to posting “No new war on Iraq” every day for a week to your facebook wall/twitter account/other social media. Post it on the Facebook page of your Senators and Representatives and also on the Facebook walls of major media outlets. Share anti-war memes with your friends.

Twitter:

Use your smart phone, laptop, or an Internet café to share updates on your Iraq action! Use hashtags #NoMoreWar #DontBombIraq #Iraq and any others that seem relevant. Share articles, facts, and tweet pictures from actions you go to with your anti-war message.

Flickr:

Share your photos by uploading your best pictures to the No New War on Iraq Flickr group. To submit, upload the photos to your personal account and chose the group. If you have trouble uploading or submitting your photos, send an email to info@codepink.org and we’ll upload your photos for you.

Share this graphic on your Facebook: it’s a collection of who shouldn’t be giving advice about the situation on in Iraq!

Write a letter to your local newspaper about why you oppose a new bombing campaign/war in Iraq.

Promote:

Host an event on the CODEPINK website action calendar.

Tell us about your event:

Post it to the CODEPINK local chapters Tumblr.

Things to do with friends:

Organize a Dinner and Movie Night:

Eating and talking is one of the easiest ways to bring people together. Host a dinner with food from the Middle East  Ask your friends to bring something along, so you don’t need to cook all week. Set aside time to watch short videos from the CODEPINK website.

Read Stop the Next War Now:

Read all or half of the book with members of your group in a private or public location and hold a discussion afterward.

Hold a house party to show a relevant video from our CODEPINK recommended list or a short video from Brave New Films or from the Guardian, based on docs leaked by Manning.

Watch and discuss feelings about Iraq war and what people would like to do to avert a resumption of US air strikes.

Invite a speaker from CODEPINK, IVAW or your local peace and justice center to speak about Iraq and all the unresolved issues and problems from US war/occupation of 2003 – 2011 to a gathering at your home (email Anastasia@codepink.org to schedule a CODEPINK staffer!).

Things you can do in public:

March and/or Rally:

Organize a solidarity march and carry a banner with one of our suggested slogans like “Don’t Bomb Iraq” or “No New War On Iraq”. Consider marching across a bridge in your city – makes a powerful visual. Or rally outside a Federal Building, or another symbolic place. Don’t forget a banner and a camera!

Candlelight vigil:

Candles make a subtle and beautiful display. Find a public location (City Plaza, Federal Building, Main Library — you know your community) and read the names of the Iraq war dead. Don’t forget your “Don’t Bomb Iraq” banner.

Do a Phone-a-thon in a public spot in your home town.

Visit your member of Congress at his/her district office with a few other like-minded people – strive for ethnic, age and gender balance.

Put info bookmarks in Cheney’s, Rice’s, books in bookstores, and/or move the book to a more “accurate” section, such as “Crime. ADD LINK

Start a weekly peace rally in your town. Buy an all-weather CODEPINK banner!

Things that require you to pack a travel bag:

Go to DC and do a week’s lobbying, networking with other activists, and observing votes, debates and/or hearings in Congress.

If you have more ideas to add to this list, email Anastasia@codepink.org!

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