Enews November 2007

Welcome to the November 2007 E News!

Welcome to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom November E-News, your monthly news update from WILPF-US Section. We hope you find it informative and it will inspire you to take action. We encourage all readers to get involved!

In this edition:
Sign-on letter to Condoleezza Rice; Call for Justice in Annapolis Peace Talks
Together We can Do It! Host a Peace Table in Your Community
End of the Year Offer!
WILPF Members-Only Section of www.wilpf.org
Join WILPF to Close the School of Americas!

condiSign-on letter to Condoleezza Rice; Call for Justice in Annapolis Peace Talks

As the US Government relaunches peace negotiations in Annapolis, MD, WILPF is urging Condoleezza Rice to consider the options in creating a just peace in the Middle East. Sign on to our letter to our Secretary of State, urging the U.S. to invite all relevant parties to the peace table, to declare the Middle East a Nuclear-Free Zone, and to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which calls for the inclusion of women's voices at all levels and a gender-sensitive approach to decision-making.

Read the full letter and sign on here.

Together We can Do It! Host  peace Table in Your Community

"Women are more likely to make an impact on negotiations when they convene as a constituency of women with a common agenda for peace" -Securing the Peace, UNIFEM 2005. Even as Congress debates exit strategies for Iraq, U.S. women hold the keys to preventing war. Women's political empowerment and the protection of women's human rights are the cornerstones of sustainable peace. By acting together in solidarity, we can prevent future wars. You are invited host a facilitated peace table discussion, where we will collectively envision a bold set of policies for the role of women in preventing future wars and in protecting human rights.

Download the toolkit here.

Thinking of what to give this year for holidays coming up? WILPF has a special End-of-year offer!

gift membershipFIVE GIFT MEMBERSHIPS FOR $100. Save $75 over the standard membership price of $35 each, AND strengthen WILPF to organize for peace and freedom. Special offer is only available for 5 gift memberships ordered at the same time, and only for orders received by Dec.31, 2006.

To make your gifts, click here or send your check or VISA/Mastercard # and list of membership recipients to WILPF, 1213 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

New members will receive a welcome packet and a card to let them know of your gift. For questions or special requests, please call WILPF at 215-563-7110.

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Check out the wilpf.org members only section!

Be sure and check out our continually growing members only section on wilpf.org! Here you'll be able to access news of interest to WILPF members, an electronic archive of the branch mailings, branch news, a WILPF calendar, a section on UN events, WILPF international updates, special member only materials, photo galleries, news feeds and more ...

To get access to this section, you need to be a WILPF member with your dues paid up to date. Get started by filling out the form at http://wilpf.org/user/register. Give us a couple days to make sure you're really in our database. Once you're approved, click on the link in the approval email and you're in! Be sure to change the password to one you won't forget!

soawJoin WILPF to Close the School of the Americas! November 16-18, 2007

On the weekend of November 16-18, thousands will gather at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia for the Vigil and the Nonviolent Direct Action to Close the School of the Americas and to end the racist system of violence and domination that the SOA represents. Take a Stand for Justice! Join WILPF members in Georgia for this annual protest.

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