Caring People Coming Together Nationwide to Support Cindy Join a Vigil in Your Community
Join a Vigil in Your Community
Join a Vigil in Your Community
Attend a Vigil in Your Community for Cindy Sheehan (and for all military families and Gold Star families)
on Wednesday, August 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Visit MoveOn's event site to find the vigil closest to you:
The movement to bring the troops home has a new, powerful voice in Cindy Sheehan. She's the mother of Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq, and her vigil outside President Bush's ranch has become an international symbol for the effort to end the war. This week, let's show the world that there's a huge number of people across America who want this war ended. Here's how you can keep the momentum building!
Cindy has asked supporters to start candlelight vigils in their communities to remind people of the terrible price of war. TrueMajority and Democracy for America have teamed up with MoveOn to organize nationwide "Vigils for Cindy Sheehan" (and for all military families and Gold Star families) this coming Wednesday, August 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. local time. The vigils are an easy way for people to come together to show support for Cindy and to speak out against the war. You can either find a vigil in your neighborhood or start one of your own. Click below to get started.
Here is what Cindy has said about the vigils: "I invite mothers everywhere to stand up with me so that no more of our sons and daughters lose their lives for a war based on lies and deception. Join me in demanding the truth- and an end to the war- by organizing vigils across the country, before one more mother's child is lost."
TrueMajority members have been remarkably generous with donations to support Cindy as she stands up to the president of the United States. As well as giving her media and organizing tools she needs to keep speaking out, your support is also helping to send members of other families with fallen soldiers around the country, following the president with Cindy's message. Already, last week you helped Casey'ss high school sweetheart follow President Bush to Illinois to keep the pressure on, and more trips are coming.
Words of encouragement and financial support are important, but the very heart of this movement is all of us coming together. So please come to a vigil this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Support Cindy, support each other, and BE the peace movement.
Use this online tool provided by our friends at MoveOn to find a vigil near you:
SPECIAL INVITATION: We're extending a special invitation to Iraq veterans, the families of military members in Iraq today and Gold Star families. Bring a photo of your loved one to remind all of us what is at stake. Two great organizations, Gold Star Families for Peace and Military Families Speak Out, are leading the way to make the voices of military families heard loud and clear. Thousands of people are already doing a lot- organizing events and more- to help bring Cindy's stand to communities across America.
You can attend a vigil or host one. Hosting a vigil is really simple. All you have to do is choose the location, invite some friends and get some candles. If you can't host, it's really easy to attend one- just RSVP, get some candles and show up. We'll send invitations to other TrueMajority members in your neighborhood, too.
Thanks for all you do,
P.S. Cindy's earned a tremendous amount of news about her request for Bush to level with her and the American people. Here's the latest: http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/news/ci_2940391
Learn more about Military Families Speak Out and Gold Star Families for Peace