One Billion Rising is a global event. In hundreds of cities, in every country women and their allies rise up against Rape and Domestic Violence on February 14th. Elgin’s version of One Billion Rising is called The Long Red Line. This year it will take place at Elgin Community College at 10:00 AM in the Jobe Lounge. The event is free and open to all. Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice has been a co-sponsor every year. Please join us. For more information click here.
Kathy Kelly, coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence and world renowned peace activist, will speak
at 2:00 PM
at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren,
783 W. Highland Avenue,
Elgin, IL 60123.
Kathy has been nominated three times for a Nobel Peace Prize. She and her colleagues have travelled into active war zones to live among civilians in the line of fire, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Gaza. She has brought back to Americans compassionate stories of the lives of those civilians. More recently, she has travelled to Russia.
Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, September 5th, from 1PM till 2PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin. We will focus on support for the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Support Iran Nuclear Deal!
A war with Iran would be even more disastrous to our troops, our society, and our position in the world than our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The same persons who led us into those wars intend to provoke a war with Iran. In those cases, they told us that the war would be quick and easy and could be won mostly from the air. They were wrong then and they are wrong now. They are the major opponents of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
You can copy this letter and send it to Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth in an email or on paper. You can edit it to personalize your message, and you can modify it to make it suitable for other members of Congress.
The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, MC
1701 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 704
Schaumburg, IL 60173
RE: Please support the agreement with Iran
Dear Ms. Duckworth:
I commend your statement on your web site: “As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am also committed to working to ensure that our nation never again goes to war without fully considering and understanding the true costs. The effects of war need to be taken into serious consideration before putting our troops at risk.” I am confident that you agree both that Iran must not obtain nuclear arms and that a war with Iran would be even more disastrous to our troops, our society and our position in the world than our recent interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The same persons who led us into those wars have the stated intent of provoking war with Iran. Just as in those prior cases, they tell us now that the war would be brief, could be won from the air, and would not involve American troops on the ground. They were wrong then and they are wrong now.