June 18, 2007

UFPJ's 3rd National AssemblyChicago, IL

June 22-24, 2007

Take part in the most important antiwar gathering of the year! The 3rd UFPJ National Assembly will bring together representatives of our member groups and others committed to ending the war in Iraq and building a lasting peace and justice movement. The assembly is one of the rare opportunities for activists from around the country to share experiences, learn from one another and work together on how to end the war in Iraq, prevent new wars and foster justice at home over the next 18 months. The assembly is designed to maximize discussion, collective thinking and planning. (Click here for agenda.) You can be part of shaping our efforts; make your plans now to join us in Chicago.

Logistics * Registration * FAQs
Ride Board * Press Sign-In

If you're in the Chicago area, please join us on Saturday, June 23, 8pm, for An Evening of Solidarity: International Voices for Peace and Justice.

Our Voices Will Be Heard

Congress recently voted to give Bush another $100 billion for the war and occupation in Iraq.

Click here to see how your
representative and senators voted.

Congress will vote again on even more war funding in September. That means we need to spend the summer turning up the heat on our representatives and senators, and making them understand that every single day they fail to end the war, dozens if not hundreds of Iraqis and U.S. soldiers die. Use any means you can to get this message out! Letters to the editor, signs hanging from highway overpasses, banners and signs at parades, speeches, your front lawn, anything you can think of!

One powerful way to make your voice heard is to spend your summer vacation in Washington!
Peace activists are surging on the Capitol with Marine mom Tina Richards to keep the pressure on Congress throughout June and July.

And UFPJ member group
CODEPINK is hosting an activist house and trainings over the summer. Click on the links above for information on how to participate.

Check our calendar for other activities over the coming weeks, and please post any events you are organizing or know about on there too!

Then, email us a report (and photos if you can!) on the action so we can feature it on our
Grassroots Action blog. Send your reports to grassroots [at] unitedforpeace.org.

ACLU Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice
On June 26, 2007, join us in Washington, D.C. as we call on Congress to restore habeas corpus, fix the Military Commissions Act, and restore our constitutional rights. Rally with us outside the Capitol, then help deliver our urgent message in person to your Members of Congress. This is your chance to make your voice heard!United for Peace and Justice has endorsed this initiative.

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