|Roses are red
Violets are blue
Obama promised change
Now it's up to you!
Thank you to everyone who contacted Obama last week, asking him to send diplomacy, not unmanned drones, to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Now, we want to shower the White House with valentines--valentines that speak to both the hope in our hearts and to our heartbreak over Obama's furthering of Bush's tragic legacy in the Middle East by bombing Afghanistan and Pakistan and by appointing hawkish Dennis Ross to be in charge of diplomacy with Iran. Listen/Watch Democracy Now's report from earlier this week titled, "Obama Continues Bush Policy of Deadly Air Strikes in Pakistan."
It is said that the definition of insanity is to repeat the same action but to expect a different result. President Obama is a deeply intelligent man, but it is crazy for him to stay on Bush's course of empire building, and all the devastation and loss of life it leaves in its wake. Obama promised change; well, sometimes the best way to change is to STOP.
Let's send Obama hearts that say: STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE, STOP IN THE NAME OF CHANGE. Click here to download and send a Valentine, or create one with paper, glue and your own crafty ingenuity and wit, and send it to the White House. Send it this week so it gets to him by Valentine's Day--Congressional mail is slow!
Send your Valentine today and remind Obama to keep his promises to the American people by creating true and lasting change, not more of the same failed policies.
As we speak from our hearts, we also need to educate our minds. Learn more about the volatile situations in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Gaza by visiting our PinkTank blog, full of articles, interviews and talking points about these complicated crises. PinkTank is updated with insightful commentary on a regular basis--including CODEPINK Co-founder Medea Benjamin's on-the-ground updates from her harrowing and courageous trip to Gaza--so be sure to read, comment, spread the stories and come back for more. The more informed we can be, the more effective we can be as activists.
Thank you for filling our hearts and engaging our minds every day. You are our true Valentines!
Audrey, Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori, Medea, Nancy, Paris, and Rae
p.s. Don't forget to order our Make Out, Not War t-shirts and our peace panties! We have pink Valentine's Day packages too! If you spend $25 in our CODEPINK store by Friday, we'll send you a free gift!