Local Strategy for Peace

In September, at the Unitarian Church, we shared our ideas for ending the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the drone attacks in Pakistan. The meeting was hosted by Peace Fresno, the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). There have been two follow up meetings to distill the information gathered at that meeting and create an action plan.

The leaders are ready to guide us into the next phase. I urge all of you who understand the value of

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2/8/11 How to Lobby Congress

Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 PM “Training: How to Lobby Congress,” presented by Judy Hess. Judy was trained in 2006 in Washington, DC, by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93728.

The Peace Community will be scheduling appointments with our local congressional representatives in the upcoming months to ask for votes on specific bills in Congress related to the occupations, wars, and military actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. We will go well prepared.

Congressmen Jeff Denham, Jim Costa, and Devin Nunes all have local

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