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People's Congress for Peace (now forming!) (english)
08 Sep 2003
Modified: 08:31:38 AM
This is a call for an action to organize the peace and justice people in all the states to form a national union for the people. Initially, 2 volunteers from each state is needed. Is that you?

(and do you know someone in another state that might be interested? Please forward this article to them)
Call for 2 volunteers in each state to serve on the new Peopleís Congress for Peace!

The peace movement needs to organize. We need to bring together all the activists in each state in some way. I have been harping about this for months. The answer whenever we need to make some mark about something is: get moveon.org or international_answer.org or the United for Peace people to call an action. Yet for months, there has been no call to action to take to the streets on a national level. We the people need to energize the movement without relying on internet organizations.

Yet we have peace activists going nuts everyday, crying for the people to take to the streets. Wondering where the overt outrage is about what is going on in Washington. People writing scathing letters to their reps and to the newspaper editors.

There are sooooo many of us out there but we donít seem to get organized. Every peace org out there has its agenda (all very similar) but no one is binding together the PEOPLE into a cohesive, effective political instrument that can demand answers and change and results.

So, I am going to START my own organization: The Peopleís Congress for Peace (PCP).

I had always envisioned that something like this would grow from the grassroots level to a national level. But given events since the turn of the new year with the installation of the Dept of Homeland Security to the invasion of Iraq to the deplorable ďtax cuts to the richĒ and the environmental abuses to the manipulation and abuse of federal agencies by the Bush Cabal for its own agendas, I have to try a different approach.

I am looking for TWO people from each state who will serve as founding members of the Peopleís Congress for Peace. I am making this up as I go, so please give me some leeway.

If we can create an organization of 100 people (notice: same number of Senators) to serve as spokespeople for their state and as liaisons with the Congress and their stateís legislatures, and somehow bring legitimacy to the PCP, I think we can effectively demand answers and changes.

To give legitimacy to the PCP as to the people, we will need to write an initial mission statement, get a website, recruit TWO peace activists from each state, write articles as to our mission, and absolutely setup a way for each state to ELECT their two reps. Itís a shoe-string, fly by night project initially. Each volunteer rep must agree to step down after an election is held, should they not win.

Just seems to me we need to just ORGANIZE a national group of peace activists and work down from there to organize the grassroots in each state. Cause lord knows, I have made many a call to action among activists to create a national convention.

I have had it up to here with the hijacking of this country and I say no more! Our individual voices donít mean anything. We have to create an umbrella organization that can go back to its constituents in their state to call for ACTION.

Email me at pcpnow03 at yahoo dot com

I have a lot of ground to cover and canít come back to check comments here anytime soon. So, if you are interested, please email me. (and put your STATE in the subject line). Thanks! We just need TWO people in each state; thatís it. And from there, we can see what we might be able to create!
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The REAL email address for contact is: (english)
08 Sep 2003
Sorry, I didn't write the email address correctly in the article before I published it. Sorry.

To contact me: pcp_now03 at yahoo dot com
Huh? (english)
08 Sep 2003
There are so many existing anti-war organizations with existing funds and membership. Why not join ANSWER, UJP, NION or some other such thing.

What is the special advantage of your group? Do you have a different ideology than the existing groups?