Sunday, December 25, 2005

NCNR's Next Action

I am writing today in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Who spoke these words in 1967:

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

I am an organizer with the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance (one of the primary organizers of the 9/26 action at the White House), and as mentioned on your recent conference call we are organizing visits, and many sit-ins at local congressional offices following MLK Day. Many affinity groups may choose to remember Dr. King by electing to do a sit-in should their representative be very resistant to changing course on this illegal and immoral war and occupation.

We are asking groups to request that their representatives support Rep. Jim McGovern's (D-MA) bill to stop funding for the war and occupation. And that their sentaros introduce similar legislation. We feel that doing a nonviolent action in the quest for peace is an excellent way to pay tribute to Dr. King, whose famous anti-war speech at Riverside Church in NYC happened exactly one year before his assassination.

Below is a link to Dr. King's anti-war speech, something some brothers and sisters may choose to recite should they participate in a sit-in.

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/MLKapr67.html

In peace and solidarity,
Pete

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