Tuesday, November 21, 2006

BIG NEWS FROM "NEW YORKERS FOR A DEPT OF PEACE" - New York City Council exciting news everyone!

New York City is poised to join eighteen other cities, including, Chicago, Detroit, & Atlanta in endorsing federal legislation to establish a cabinet level Department of Peace and Nonviolence. Please join me, along with New York City Councilmember Rosie Mendez; Executive Director of the Peace Alliance, Dot Maver; and others, on the steps of City Hall, Wednesday, November 29th , at 11am for a press conference to introduce this historic City Council Resolution. Programs initiated by the Department of Peace will greatly reduce violence in our schools, streets and homes and help make our city a safer more desirable place to live.

ACTION ALERT!

Please contact your City Council Member and Congressperson to inform them of this important event, and ask for their support. You can locate your Council Member here http://www.nyccouncil.info/constituent/index.cfm and your Congresspersons here http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/index.htm), is scheduled to join Councilmember Mendez, as well as other speakers to be named. NYDoP (www.nyc-dop.com) is a citizen organization working to establish a cabinet-level, federally-funded, United States Department of Peace that would promote nonviolent conflict resolution including: prevention, education and training both domestically and internationally.

BORN ON THIS DAY in 1694 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet] was born in France and a noted author/philosopher ... "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities"

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