Action: A Million Doors for Peace

On Saturday, September 20, thousands of volunteers across the U.S. will knock on a Million Doors for Peace. Hopefully, they will be attacked by police only in Minneapolis.

United for Peace and Justice is partnering with US Action/True Majority, Win Without War, and other organizations to make it the biggest peace action of 2008 so far.

Volunteer doorknockers will ask people to sign an antiwar petition directed to Congress. The message: End this immoral war, bring our troops home, and invest in America's future. In addition, people will be encouraged to engage in voter education work and to become active in the organized antiwar movement in their area.

In order to reach a million people in all 50 states in a single day, 25,000 volunteers are needed. Peace groups have never implemented such an elaborate communication and organizing plan before now, but as MoveOn.Org, recent political campaigns and other efforts have shown, it is a new day in political organizing. September 20 is intended as the kick off of a more organized grassroots movement for peace and social and economic justice than has existed up to know.

One way you can get involved in the 2008 elections is by joining UFPJ's national campaign to organize nonpartisan voter engagement in Congressional races. Intensive and creative bird-dogging of candidates, distribution of Congressional voter guides and report cards are some of the activities underway.

UFPJ is maintaining a daily schedule of Senators Obama and McCain's activities to ensure that the issues of war, nuclear disarmament, and the domestic costs of the war are discussed at their events.

The rest of the story and information about how to get involved is at United for Peace.

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