By Courage to Resist. April 10, 2009
Congratulations, letter writing party organizers!
All over the United States and in several foreign countries, more than 35 enthusiastic activists stepped up to organize letter writing parties in support of GI resisters. The organizers took this opportunity during the week of March 16th-23rd as a way of protesting the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After contacting Courage to Resist, organizers received packets of information containing resisters’ profiles and addresses, sample letters to resisters, President Obama, and Canadian Prime Minister Harper along with our newsletter and some buttons and bumper stickers.
Letters have been pouring into our offices over the past few weeks along with positive feedback about this experience.
“It was a really great day. We had better turn out than I expected. We got about 35 letters written. Not bad for a smallish mountain town. We had a guy who had done time at Ft. Sill for going AWOL write a great letter to Tony Anderson. It was a great way to spend the day and I felt really good about it.” -Israel
Thank you, everyone, for making this such a powerfully positive experience in building community as we build support for resisters.