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Will We See You There?

Crowd at DemonstrationTwo weeks ago we asked if you were ready to hit the streets again. The answer is coming in from every corner of the country: YES.
Momentum for the One Nation Working Together mobilization in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 2nd is growing every day. New organizations - both national and local groups - are signing on. New organizing committees in cities big and small are coming together. Buses are being reserved, carpools are being organized, and people are getting ready. Without exaggeration, all signs point to the 10.2.10 mobilization being of historical proportion. To put it simply: This is one you do not want to miss!
Now is the time to take our organizing to the next level. What we do - what we all do - in the next few weeks will determine if 10.2.10 is one of the largest and most powerful expressions of the progressive agenda that our nation has ever seen. The peace movement has a tremendous role to play, if we step up now. We know how to turn out people: Remember the massive protests against the war in Iraq that we made happen? Those events were critically important in and of themselves, and they also laid the foundation for the work we are now engaged in. 
Don't Hope for Change, Demand ItOur work as a movement goes beyond turning out large numbers of people for an historic event. We have an opportunity to help millions of people understand how the struggle to end the wars and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq is directly tied to the urgent need to re-direct this nation's economic and social priorities. We can bring our clear call for cuts in military spending into the efforts to fund the needs of all of our communities, including creating millions of new, green jobs.
Making these connections will only be as strong as our presence within the One Nation Working Together movement.  This means turning out massive numbers of people in Washington, DC on 10.2.10. And it means helping us build the peace presence there, with signs, banners and flyers advertising peace issues.
BusHere's what you can do:
1) Sign up to go to Washington.   There is a cost of $25/$10 students/low-income to take the bus, or if you are traveling some other way, you can indicate that.
2) Convince others to come, and make sure they sign up in advance.   Bus reservations must be made by Sept. 23 as other cities need buses that Boston is holding.
3) Add your group's name to the growing list of groups participating in the 10.2.10 March on Washington.   Click Join Our Coalition here.
4) Volunteer to pass out peace signs, banners and flyers in Washington on 10-2-10.  Sign up here to volunteer.
5) Join Boston phone banks which will mobilize additional people to come to Washington.   Join us at Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor, from 5:30pm-8:30pm on September 16, 21, or 23.   Email UJP to let us know you will be at the phone bank.
6) Donate today to help support the work of the Peace Table. With a relatively small budget we can have a tremendous impact, but we need to your help now to make that possible.   Or mail a check to: UFPJ, PO Box 607, Times Square Station, NY, NY 10108.

We will soon post more details about what will happen in Washington, DC on October 2.   In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact UJP at 617-383-4857.