Senator Barack Obama to Address the Nation's Mayors on Saturday June 21st! See SCHEDULE below.
Warm Up for Miami!
No one has as much fun in a parade as CODEPINK does! Listen to this great music from our New Orleans parade and a message on V-Day about why we wear pink from CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans. Let's March together in Miami!
700 Mayors from throughout the country will descend on Miami for the U.S. Mayors Conference! Local, state, and national activists are working together on a series of actions to welcome these mayors with the message
“Fund Our Cities, Not the War in Iraq.”
We’ll have a parade, a reception, a Food Not Bombs food drive and lots more. Please mark your calendars and start making plans to join us in Miami! This page will be updated regularly but for now, some of the exciting things in the works:
Inside: We are excited to report that two peace related resolutions are on the agenda!
- CODEPINK proposed resolution against military force on Iran
- Mayors for Peace about Nuclear disarmament
Mayor Robert Kiss of VT has sponsored it and many more co-sponsors are still needed. Have a mayor you think might cosponsor?? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for information on how to approach your mayor!
Thursday June 19
5:00 to 9:00pm Right to the City Alliance: Peoples Summit
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Volunteers needed to staff CODEPINK booth, to sign up email Hillary firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday June 20
10:00am ~ Breakfast for Homeless and "Money for Cities, Not War! press conference outside the Mayors Conference at the InterContinental Hotel with veternas, peace activists and local leaders who represent communities hurt by skewed economic prioritites. Biscayne Blvd and Chopin Plaza
2:00pm ~ CODEPINK participates in Right To The City ~ March on the Mayors dressed as pink Lady Liberties with sashes. NW 2nd Avenue and 7th Street. The march will be lead by "To Be Continued..." a New Orleans 2nd-line brass band. We will carry giant skeleton puppets representing all of the bad things happening in our cities like gentrification, racism, environmental injustice. We will also be carrying coffins so when we finish our march we can bury the skeletons. And following in the tradition of Jazz funerals we will be partying the whole way, dancing and singing.
We are asking all participants to bring umbrellas (to keep in the tradition of the New Orleans). Use your umbrella as a sign! For more info on march: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=nW%2B0QB8Fi1R2a9GoIWKmNlYR7B7vLZ%2BP
5:30 pm ~ Rally outside of Mayor's evening event at Viscaya Museum and boat demonstration on the bay side of the museum. South Miami Avenue and SE 32nd Road. Money for People, Not for War!
Saturday June 21
9:00 - 11:00am Senator Bill Nelson to Address the Nation's Mayors
12:00 - 2:00 pm Senator Barack Obama to Address the Nation's Mayors
7:00pm CODEPINK attends Mayor's evening event on Calle Ocho to continue thier campaign for the extradition of Miami resident and terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.
Sunday June 22
12:00 - 2:00 pm President Bill Clinton to Address the Nation's Mayors
1:00pm ~ 5:00pm ~ US Peace Movement Salutes US Mayors Peace Reception at the Wall Flower Gallery 10 NE 3rd Street.
Special guest Mayor Joy Cooper of Hallendale Beach and No War on Iran resolution cosponsor, Mayor Rita Mullins of Village Palatine, IL., Jackie Cabasso US representative of Mayors for Peace, Medea Benajmin with CODEPINK and Global Exchange and Colonel Ann Wright (ret. Army). To RSVP email Nancy Mancias at email@example.com
Monday June 22
9:00 - 11:00 am Gloria & Emilio Estefan receive National Award for Lifetime Achievement from the US Mayors