Follow this link to find out how you can help make the march for peace, justice, and democracy a success. Below is an open letter from Rev. Jesse Jackson and others concerning the April 29th event.
A Letter from Rev. Jesse Jackson, Kim A. Gandy, Leslie
Cagan, Brent Blackwelder, Gene Bruskin, Connie Hogarth,
Curtis Muhammad, Angela Kelly and Michael McPhearson ...
On April 29th many tens of thousands of people will
march in the heart of New York City in an historic March
for Peace, Justice and Democracy. We will be marching to
say "No!" to the war in Iraq and other destructive
policies of our government and "Yes!" to a very
different direction for our country.
We are writing to ask you to support this important
mobilization by making a generous contribution today.
United for Peace and Justice, RainbowPUSH Coalition,
National Organization for Women, Friends of the Earth,
U.S. Labor Against the War, Climate Crisis Coalition,
Peoples' Hurricane Relief Fund, National Youth and
Student Peace Coalition and Veterans For Peace have come
together in a unique alliance to organize this action.
The April 29th March for Peace, Justice and Democracy
will highlight the broad opposition to the war in Iraq
and call for all of our troops to be brought home now.
We are also marching for new national priorities based
on respect for everyone's civil and human rights and
protection of our threatened environment.
Through this effort we are bringing diverse communities
together in a common project, projecting our unity as a
hopeful counterforce to the actions of those in power in
By marching in large numbers we will send a clear
message to the policy makers of this country: we are not
going away, we will continue to work to end the war and
bring justice and democracy to our own communities, and
we have a vision that represents the desires of a
majority of our people and the best of our traditions:
* respect for the civil liberties and human rights
* respect for international law and the sovereignty
of other nations
* commitment to equality, justice and democracy
The March for Peace, Justice and Democracy will help to
set the agenda for the Congressional elections later in
the year. Our unified action in the streets is a vital
part of that process.
In order to make this march a success, we need to raise
at least $100,000 by April 20. Volunteer efforts and
staff contributed by the initiating organizations will
keep costs down, but additional funds are needed to pay
for posters, leaflets, stickers, buttons and other
organizing and outreach materials, as well as the day-of
expenses, such as sound systems, stage, port-o-johns, a
communications system, the rental of tents, trucks,
medical supplies, tables and chairs.
Please give as generously as you can in support of this
You can make a secure online donation by going to
www.april29.org. You can also contribute by credit card
over the phone at 212.868.5545, or you can send a check
or money order made payable to United for Peace and
Justice (please write "April 29" in the memo line).
Please mail checks to: United for Peace and Justice, PO
Box 607, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108.
Together, we will let our government, our people and
people around the world know that a strong movement for
peace, justice and democracy is alive and well in the
USA. We can inspire stronger and more effective action
on behalf of our agenda all through the year and beyond.
In the words of the Call to Action, "we are coming
together to march, to vote, to speak out and to turn our
country around!" Join us!
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Kim A. Gandy
National Organization for Women
United for Peace and Justice
Friends of the Earth
US Labor Against War
Climate Crisis Coalition
People's Hurricane Relief Fund
and Oversight Coalition
National Youth and Student
Veterans for Peace