Saturday, January 10, 2009

Inauguration Day Postcard for Peace Campaign 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

OK so the following isn't exactly garden related but I'm going to post it anyway.

Coming soon: the New Year's Day harvest pics (we got kale, spinach, 3 baby carrots and parsley) plus recipes for wonderful lavender & calendula bath salts and potpourri holiday gifts!


Inauguration Day Postcard for Peace Campaign 2009

The current national US Dept. of Peace campaign action is to send postcards to President Elect Obama on Inauguration Day asking him to make funding violence prevention programs a top priority of his presidency.

Some suggested ideas you can use or adapt:

* Make violence reduction and prevention a top priority in your first term
* Violence prevention is cost effective
* Invest in proven methods and research on best practices
* Strengthen peacekeeping efforts at home and internationally through diplomacy and humanitarian assistance
* As part of the Department of Peace campaign, I am urging that violence prevention and peacebuilding programs and policy be one of the top priorities of your legacy.

For more information, click here:

In addition, the New York DoP chapter suggests that you ask 10 "key community leaders" to send postcards. These are people who represent many others, such as the president of a nonprofit organization, college professors doing research on nonviolence, hospital administrators, clergy, etc. Research shows that support from key leaders is most effective when lobbying for a cause. Think about who you might know in your community and ask them to write a postcard too!

Collect as many postcards as you can between now and January 20, 2009!

VERY IMPORTANT: Please let me know in the comments if you collect any - it will help our campaign keep track of results.

On January 20, 2009, mail all of your postcards to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenuew NW
Washington, DC 20500

Thanks for reading - feel free to pass on to anyone you think might be interested!

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