the Florida for Peace—Focus on Nelson Campaign!
postcards to send Nelson today!
& White Postcard OR Color
Postcard to send to a professional printing studio (Kinkos is a copy center and not the best for this type of printing-support your local print shop instead). Print a bunch of these and pass
them out to your friends & community!
& White Postcard or Color
for printing at your home.
UPDATE! We did get a meeting with Nelson, but the campaign is not over! Read all about it here!
This is a marathon, not a sprint. We know everyone
is frustrated and sick and tired of continued
war funding. What is worse is that Senator Bill
Nelson is also continuing to vote for funds for
torture. He was the lone democrat who voted against
Feinstein's bill to limit funding torture. It's
time he spoke to us IN PERSON.
Our goal is to get appointments with the Senator
in every one of his Florida offices. His constituents
deserve an opportunity to express their concerns
and should not have to drive hundreds of miles
to meet with him. We may have to remind him that
he works for us.
Senator Bill Nelson is the one person that Florida
Democrats have in common. Let's unite. Let our
voices be heard.
This action will focus on educating Senator Nelson
and Florida constituents about the true costs
of war to our State.
The goal is to change Senator
Nelson's mind and make him understand that his
constituents want the troops home.
I began, June 1, 2007. This phase involves
writing a letter and sending an e-mail to each
of Senator Nelson's offices, every day, for
10 days. The purpose of the letter is to: 1)
express your misgivings about his recent votes
to continue funding the war and 2) to ask for
an appointment. Many of us will use the same
letter over and over. Senator Nelson's office
addresses, phone numbers FAX numbers can be
found at billnelson.senate.gov
- Phase II is from June 11th
- June 20th. During this period we will visit
each of Senator Nelson's Florida office locations
and his office in Washington, D.C. We hope to
have people from many different peace groups
involved in these visits. The purpose of these
visits is to personally request an appointment
time. We will be assisted during these visits
by CODEPINK and a call in campaign that will
happen exactly at the time we are in each office.
- Phase III is from June 21st
- July 1st. During this phase we will ramp up
our letters and FAXes to Senator Nelson's offices
and include daily phone calls to every office
as many times a day as one can call.
During Phase III the group will work together
through conference calls, e-mails and the Florida
For Peace Yahoo Group to organize street actions.
Street actions will begin after the July 4th
- July 9th - July 20th will involve loud street
actions, props and banners, Home for the Holidays
balloting boxes and Phone-a-Thons
outside of every office.
A crucial vote comes to congress right before
the August break. The August break begins August
4th. This action hopes to focus intense pressure
on Senator Nelson to start getting us out of
Iraq. It is quite possible that he wants the
troops home as soon as possible and we will
show him that we are here to support him should
he agree to step out on a limb to end the war.
The final Phase of this action is to camp out
at Senator Nelson's house and bring as much
media to the issue as we can. Polls show that
Floridians want to end the war and bring the
do this together! Florida for Peace!