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Don't Hope For Change, Create It!

There are only two weeks to go until the October 2, 2010 One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, DC. One of the largest coalitions of progressive organizations in our lifetime has come together to demand a people's agenda from Washington DC.

This gathering on 10.2.10 provides an important opportunity for peace and anti-war activists to work closely with and support other activists across the progressive political spectrum and to spread our message and voice our demands:

Crowd At Mall

• Jobs, Peace, Justice!
• Bring Our Troops and War Dollars Home!
• Funds Jobs, Not War!
• End War, Rebuild America!
• End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Now! - Bring Our War Money Home!

Momentum is building as hundreds of thousands are preparing to bus, drive and fly to DC to be part of this historic event.

Things to do this week:

• Register for your bus seat or other forms of transportation by Thursday, September 23.

• Contact your friends and remind them to register too.

• Download the Peace Table leaflet and use it to encourage people in your community to come to Washington, DC on 10.2.10. The Peace Table consists of 70 peace groups who have joined together to mobilize the peace constituency to come to DC and bring the peace message forward while we are there.

• Volunteer to help the Peace Table distribute posters and flyers while we are in DC.

• Phone for jobs, peace and justice! Join a phone party to contact peace supporters, this Tuesday or Thursday evening.

The Peace contingent will gather in two places in DC:

• 9:00 am - About 300 volunteers to help distribute thousands of peace posters are needed to gather at the rally site near the Lincoln Memorial. Our volunteers will be in spots that will ensure our peace message is seen by our allies and the media. People who sign up to help out will be sent the details.

• 10:30 am - The Peace feeder march will gather at Constitution and 14th, to march to the rally site. Posters will be provided with the above demands.

This is an extremely important moment in our struggle to end U.S. wars and put our nation on a track of peace and prosperity. It is only the beginning -- no matter how many people show up on 10.2.10 there will be much more work to do.  But a large and dynamic turnout for Oct 2nd in DC will help make the path a little smoother and the energy a little higher to do this most crucial work. We look forward to seeing you there.