Saturday, April 05, 2008

Want to Help Make a Better World? Don't Know Where to Start?

Here are some ideas from (not to be confused with, the DNC site). is a progressive organization.

Here are some ideas:

Peter Rothberg of the Nation magazine has written about the Iraq Town Halls:

Progressive Democrats of America is helping to organize Iraq Town Halls and has just launched its Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign to bring our troops home from Iraq and use the savings to pass H.R. 676, Rep. John Conyers' bill which guarantees comprehensive publicly-funded, privately-delivered health care for everyone in the U.S. Please sign their petition:

Win Without War is urging its members to take part in Iraq Town Halls and wants Rep. John Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, to provide funding only for the safe and timely redeployment of U.S. troops out of Iraq. Please sign their letter:

FireDogLake filed a complaint with the FEC because John McCain is breaking his own campaign finance law by spending $4 million above the limit he imposed on himself when he accepted public financing. You can sign it too:

The Backbone Campaign is helping to promote Iraq Town Halls and has just created the Procession for the Future, a creative organizing tool with which to inspire, educate and train students, youth and concerned citizens to be more effective activists. The Procession for the Future is a touring parade, using high production value art and spectacle to animate our aspirations and deliver a compelling progressive vision for the country. A dozen giant puppets and floats portray a set of progressive policy priorities. Use this tool:

TrueMajority is asking its members to be part of Iraq Town Halls and is organizing against an attack on Iran at

Cities for Peace is also involved and is helping localities pass resolutions against an attack on Iran: has almost reach 120,000 signatures on a petition to Bush and Cheney opposing an attack on Iran, and 100,000 on a petition to members of the military urging them to refuse illegal orders to launch such an attack:

Voters for Peace is urging Congress to compel the testimony of Admiral Fallon, who reportedly resigned due to disputes with the White House over whether a military attack on Iran should be pursued:

Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are available as speakers at Iraq Town Halls, and video of their Winter Soldier testimony is available as well and highly recommended:

Veterans for Peace has just published a letter to the peace movement: