September 17: Health Care Panel and Discussion -
Nutter Fort, WV
Nutter Fort Elementary School, 7PM.
questions will be accepted from the audience
for reform, current state of health care in West Virginia, how the
status quo will not solve the problems, what the President is proposing
and what Congress is considering, what you can do to let your opinion be
Members include Senator Jeff Kessler, Perry Bryant, Joe Powell, Rev.
Tammy Phillips, Rick Eddy and others.
by North Central WV Democracy for America, with assistance from West
Virginia Citizen Action Group, Harrison County Democratic Party
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18: Turning a New Leaf
Fundraiser for West Virginia's Legal
Assistance to Victims Partnership
Terra Salis Garden Center, Malden, WV,
6 - 9 PM
Help Victims of Domestic Violence Turn
Over New Leaf in Life
For tickets or sponsorship information,
please call the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 304-965-3552.
Directions to Terra Salis Garden Center: Malden exit of Midland
Trail (Route 60 East), left at stop sign for one mile.
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From Our Friends at WV Patriots For Peace:
are at a critical moment where the
peace movement--the PEOPLE-- can push our President and our country in
the right direction, OUT of Afghanistan. People are organizing next
week in towns all over the country. Can you help in West Virginia?
Please read on for actions happening all week:
online petition--via Facebook, emails, Twitter--that demands
President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid cease occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Go ahead and
sign it now, send to friends!
*Tuesday, September 15th
we will be calling in to radio stations and sending letters to the
editors, spreading the message and creating momentum around the call for
troop withdrawal. If you would like
to be a part of this media blitz, email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive sample letters and talking points.
*Wednesday, September 16th will be FREEWAY BLOGGING
(or bannering) day. We will have sheets with painted messages OUT OF
AFGHANISTAN and HEALTHCARE NOT WARFARE and hold them over busy
overpasses. To be a part of the
peace and fun, which will start this weekend with a painting party,
simply reply to this email and say, "Sign me up for freeway
blogging!" We need help painting and/OR holding banners.
*Thursday, September 17th
members of CODEPINK and other national peace groups will be
delivering signatures to Congress and meeting with our leaders in
Washington. We will stand in solidarity with them, spreading the word
*Friday, September 18th
marks the anniversary of the Authorization of Use of Military
Force, which led us straight into Afghanistan on October 7th (eight
costly, bloody years ago). We will be calling our representatives and
engaging in phone-a-thons, encouraging passerbyers on the street to get
on their cell phone and call Congress.
Obama needs to hold true to his challenge:
"You are judged by what you build, not
what you destroy." Now is the time to demand an exit
strategy from Afghanistan, and speak loudly and clearly that an increase
in troops is the wrong way. Public opinion has shifted against this
war, Republicans are speaking out against this war, Democrats are
showing resistance to troop increases, even Vice President Joe Biden
deep reservations about further entrenchment in Afghanistan.
But you know what? It will be we the
people who end these wars! JOIN US!
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