VFP eNews: November 25, 2022
Mark Your Calendars for Giving Tuesday, Armistice Recap, Stop War Save Climate Event Reports, WIRN Webinar, 2022 Voting Deadline, and more!
Mark your calendars for November 29!
On Tuesday, November 29, you can join the thousands of people in coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Veterans For Peace has once again joined the #GivingTuesday campaign, a global day dedicated to “unleashing radical generosity”—countering the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The 24-hour event, this year on November 29, encourages us all to make meaningful investments in causes that matter most to us. We invite you to invest in peace at home and peace abroad by donating to Veterans For Peace.
The efforts of military veterans working for peace need to be heard more than ever. We have set a goal of raising $5,000. Will you help us get there?
HERE’S HOW TO HELP!
- Forward this message to everyone in your network who may be moved to contribute to VFP’s vital work! Write a personal introduction to help inspire them to give.
Visit our donation page now or on November 29 to help us reach our goal of $5,000! Your generosity will help us sustain our work in 2023.
- Share our donation page on social media! Use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #VeteransForPeace
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Events, Actions, and More!
Armistice Day Recap!
In case you missed it, check out our 2022 Armistice Day Recap!
Veterans For Peace Chapters and Members across the U.S. and abroad once again took the lead to #ReclaimArmisticeDay as a "day dedicated to the cause of world peace," as it was celebrated at the end of World War I when the world came together to recognize the need for lasting peace. Check out our recap for reports from local chapter actions, links to articles, podcasts, radio shows, videos and more from Veterans For Peace members and chapters reclaiming Armistice Day!
Visit the full Recap page
Stop War, Save Climate Report Backs
While world leaders came together for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), Veterans For Peace planned Stop War, Save Climate actions to call on the US Government to live up to its rhetoric by disclosing the carbon impacts of military operations and taking meaningful action to address the climate crisis. We will continue to take bold direct actions in cities across the US until we can convince the public of the link between militarism and the climate crisis.
View photos and read the event reports on our Stop War, Save Climate webpage!
Webinar - Truth Killers: The Corporate Media and the Military-Industrial Complex
December 1st - (8pm ET / 7pm CT / 6pm MT / 5pm PT)
The first casualty of war, and militarism, is the truth. And the corporate mainstream media works diligently hand-in-glove with the US military-industrial complex to make this happen. Through its unquestioning repetition of government propaganda, its lies of omission, and its ratings-hungry war mongering, the media have become an essential part of the information war so endemic to US imperialism.
Part of the War Industry Resisters Network Webinar Series.
Learn More or Register Now!
VFP Japan Speaking Tour - The Effects of Agent Orange during the American War in Vietnam
December 2nd - (7:30pm ET / 6:30pm CT / 5:30pm MT / 4:30pm PT)
Virtual Event - Featuring guest speaker Heather Bower, an American woman whose father was a Viet Nam veteran, who will discuss the situation of the victims of Agent Orange (AO), still being fought over 50 years after the war. After the speech, there will be a talk session among Heather, film director Masako Sakata, and VFP President Susan Schnall, followed by a Q&A session.
Learn More or Register Now!
This is Not A Drill: Roger Waters concert tour!
Roger Waters graciously contacted VFP and invited us to table at each venue on his "This Is Not A Drill" North American tour. The staff of Peace & Planet News took on the huge undertaking of organizing and mobilizing VFP members, friends, and allied organizations to table and distribute over 1,000 copies of Peace and Planet News, hundreds of VFP Climate Crisis and Militarism brochures and bumper stickers, and flyers with the VFP website QR code at each show.
Check out our winter newsletter coming out soon with the full report (and a personal message from Roger Waters)!
Don't Let the VA Research That Benefits All Americans End
VA research has given Americans the nicotine patch, shingles vaccine, the CTA scanner, state of the art prosthetics and much more. Read this article to see how VA research is currently informing all Americans about the ongoing COVID epidemic: repeat-covid-infection-doubles-mortality-risk. VA research is at risk of ending but can be saved by the VIPER Act which will fix a misguided legal interpretation of a rule to allow VA researchers to continue to receive grants through private universities. This bill was passed by the House but is being held up in the Senate.
Click below to tell your Members of Congress to prevent the VA from losing its ability to do critical research that benefits veterans and all Americans.
Even better, call your Senator and urge them to ensure this bill is passed. Go through the Capitol Hill phone line at (202) 225-0911 to connect with your Senator.
If you want more information and/or want to help SOVA fight to fully fund, fully staff and expand VA health care, visit our Save Our VA webpage.
Make sure to mail your VFP Ballots by November 30th!
Voting by mail? Make sure they are postmarked by November 30th to ensure they arrive in time to be counted. Electronic voting will remain open until Dec 15th.
More 2022 Ballot / Voting Information
Calendar / Upcoming Events!
Nov 25 - NE Regional Call - 5pm (ET). Zoom Link.
Nov 29 - Giving Tuesday
Nov 30 - Postmark date for mailed ballots to ensure they arrive in time to be counted. 2022 Voting Information.
Dec 2 - VFP Japan Speaking Tour: The Effects of Agent Orange during the American War in Vietnam, 7:30pm (ET). Register here!
Dec 7 - Midwest and Mountain/Prairie Regional Call - 6pm (CT). Zoom link coming soon!
Dec 12 - Chapter Contacts Meeting, 4pm PT | 5pm MT, | 6pm CT | 7pm ET. Zoom Link.
Dec 13 - Last day to vote online. 2022 Voting Information.
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