Veterans For Peace is especially concerned about recent actions of the U.S. government. President Obama announced last week that he is quintupling the number of U.S. troops on the ground in Syria (from 50 to 250). The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and the CIA are said be discussing arming their “moderate rebel” friends in Syria with even more lethal weaponry, in particular “MANPAD” portable anti-aircraft missiles.
Veterans For Peace calls on the U.S. government to come to its senses and to represent the interests of the U.S. people, 99%of whom have no interest in this state of “permanent war.” We call on the U.S. government to:
This year, Veterans For Peace Lobby Days are Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24th and 25th. Will you join us? The House and Senate are both in session that week, and we need your help! Don't underestimate the significance of your presence. We have secured a limited number of rooms at a low cost for members who are traveling to DC. Please sign up ASAP. We will follow up with you to plan housing accommodations.
If you can’t come to D.C., you can ask local offices to arrange a conference call with the appropriate legislative aide in Washington. It is ideal to set these meetings up about a month ahead of time.
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Please join us in making this Lobby Days a huge success, either by traveling to DC or participating at home! We need your voice, now more than ever.
Visit the Lobby Day page for talking points and more.
May 1-7 - Ann Wright/ Kathy Kelly Tour in Iowa
May 6 - Iowa VFP chapters Drone Rally in Des Moines, IA
May 14-21 - Sam's 5th Annual Ride for Peace
May 23-25 - VFP 2nd Annual Lobby Days
May 23-26 - Ralph Nader Presents Breaking Through Power in Washington, DC
May 30 - Vietnam Full Disclosure Memorial Day Event in Washington, DC
Jul 9 - Peacestock 2016 in Hobgoblin Barn, MN
Jul 27 - Korean War Armistice Day
Aug 11-15 - Annual Convention at Clark Kerr campus of UC Berkeley, CA
Aug 27 - Remembering the Kellogg Briand Pact
Sep 18-25 - Campaign Nonviolence Week of action in your city
Sep 21 - International Day of Peace
Sep 23-25 - World Beyond War Conference: No War 2016: Real Security Without Terrorism in Washington, DC
Oct 7-10 - SOAW Convergence at the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona
Oct 11-26 - 2016 Maine Peace Walk - Stop the War$ on Mother Earth in various cities in Maine
Nov 11 - Armistice Day
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