Sunday, June 29, 2008

McCain Shut Down by DC CODEPINK!!

Good June 29th, everyone! We would like to send out a big "Woo-Hoo!" and a hi-five to fellow pinkers in DC who were able to shut down John McCain during his speech three times (!!!!) as each of them were escorted out separately, shouting things like "Your silence is consent for war crimes!" and "Bring our troops home!" Go DC girls! You make us proud every day! This is the speech and a few extras, about 9 minutes long. Just when you think that the protesting is done, the pinkers start again! Enjoy!

We also wanted to mention that we are adding a new page to our site where we will be putting up anti-war/pro-peace videos. Please check it out and let us know which videos are your favorites so that we can add them as well!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Website, Myspace, Impeachment News for 6/28/08

Hello all!! We have lots of news! We are launching our new website for our area today. The address for the site is Check it out and see what we are up to. You can also view our blog there on the homepage. If the site is not up when you go there please check back in a few hours. It should be live any time now.

We have scheduled our first organizational meeting! Please join us at the new library in East Ocean View in Norfolk on July 25th at 7 PM. We will be meeting to share ideas with others on what we are doing and come up with new ideas for things that can be done in this area and things that we can do to help the girls in DC who are on the hill daily working for peace and justice all over the world.

Yesterday we built our myspace page for HR CODEPINK. Check it our and add us to your friends list!! We will be putting up a Facebook as soon as we learn how to use it to our maximum ability. If there is anyone out there who would like to volunteer to maintain the Facebook, please email us and let us know!

As of today, 4113 member of the American military have died in Bush's illegal war. Please show your support for our troops by demanding that they be brought home now and end this violence that is getting us nowhere fast.

And last, but not least, good news from the House!! Rep. Sam Farr from California signed on to Dennis Kuchinich's impeachment bill on 6/24/08. Make sure to write or call Rep. Farr and thank him for his courage and for recognizing his oath to support and defend the Constitution. That makes 6 co-sponsors on the bill! Keep pressuring your local representatives to sign on to the bill! Click here for a list of things you can do to help the impeachment, including contacting Rep. Conyers, Chair of the Judiciary Committee and ask that they move for hearings. All contact info can be reached from that page.

Keep working for peace everyone and keep us posted on what you are doing! We'd love to get some pictures up on the web of our activities as soon as possible!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Welcome to the blog for the Hampton Roads Chapter of CODEPINK!

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. We reject the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.

We welcome all who would like to participate and share ideas. Please check out the national
CODEPINK site for more information and then email us if you live in the Hampton Roads area and would like to participate.