Sunday, January 11, 2009

Inauguration Day Postcard for Peace Campaign 2009

The current national US Dept of Peace group campaign is to send postcards to President Elect Obama on Inaguration 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
  • Invest in proven violence prevention efforts for our schools and homes.
  • Strengthen peacekeeping efforts internationally through our foreign assistance and diplomacy.
  • Lead us to peace with all your efforts.
  • 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.
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In addition, our New Yorkers for a Dept of Peace chapter had the additional idea to try and get 10 "key community leaders" to send postcards. These are people who represent a lot of others, such as the president of a nonprofit organization dong peace work, teachers, policeman, clergy, college professors doing research on nonviolence, etc. Think about who you might know in your community and ask them to write a postcard too!

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

VERY IMPORTANT: Please email and let me know 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

Thank you so much for reading - feel free to pass on to anyone you think might be interested!


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