Thursday, July 06, 2006

The next big action in town: Camp Democracy


Cindy Sheehan to Move Camp to National Mall
Cindy Sheehan and activists in the growing peace movement plan to move Camp Casey to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., September 8 - 21. The camp on the Mall will carry the name Camp Democracy at Fort Fed Up. Organizers intend the camp to bring together peace activists with activists for social justice, united in demanding a shift of public resources from war to the needs of people. Participants will lobby Congress to end all funding of the occupation of Iraq, and will demand that Congress hold the Bush Administration accountable for the falsehoods that launched the war and the abuses of power here at home that have accompanied it. Camp Democracy is launching an outreach effort to include organizations in the planning of the camp's activities, which are all in the initial stages. Organizations already on board are listed on the website:
http://campdemocracy.org

Participating organizations and guest experts and celebrities will provide workshops and training sessions on a wide range of issues, as well as on communications, voter registration, nonviolent civil disobedience, lobbying, organizing, media production, and performance arts. Congress Members and congressional candidates will take part. Local elected officials will instruct attendees on participation in local government. Musicians will perform concerts. New films will be shown on a large screen. Participants will acquire useful skills while demanding fundamental change.

Individuals should sign up and plan to come:
http://campdemocracy.org/user/2

And volunteer to help:
http://campdemocracy.org/about

Organizations, large and small, should sign up to participate:
http://campdemocracy.org/node/3

Organizations, trainers, speakers, educators, and performers should propose activities that they believe would benefit thousands of citizens who want to work for change:
http://campdemocracy.org/node/4

Internet activists, and anyone with a blog or a website, should post this information and link to the website using this link:

http://www.campdemocracy.org

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