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Re: SG-W:/ Add your name to a full-page ad against the war?



Without taking a position on the merits of the message itself, I have
difficulty seeing the relevance of this message to the stated purpose of the
list.  If there is a connection, perhaps it would be helpful to post it in
case others are as mystified as I am.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gus Teschke" <gust@umich.edu>
To: "Smartgrowth-Washtenaw" <smartgrowth-washtenaw@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 9:37 PM
Subject: SG-W:/ Add your name to a full-page ad against the war?


> I think this ad will be of interest to some Smartgrowthers.
> I'm a member of a small peace group that opposes the government's
> current actions in Afghanistan, and we working to halt them.
> Please sign and send in the form with a contribution if you want
> your name on the ad.  Deadline Nov 5.
> Thanks,
>     Gus
>
> Add your name to this full-page ad to appear in the
> Ann Arbor News:
>
> Are you uneasy with the U.S. war in Afghanistan?
>
> You are not alone.
>
> The undersigned residents of Ann Arbor and
> Southeastern Michigan call upon our national leaders
> to stop the bombing and use political, legal, and
> economic means to bring about a just solution to the
> conflict in Afghanistan.
>
> We condemn the attacks of September 11 and wish to see
> the perpetrators brought to justice. We mourn those
> who lost their lives due to terrorist
> violence-including the four Arab Americans and Sikhs
> killed in acts of vengeance in the days following
> September 11.
>
> We do not believe that bombing Afghanistan or any
> other nation is a reasonable response to the attacks
> on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, nor do we
> believe it will make our nation more secure.
> Furthermore, the U.S. military action in Afghanistan
> is intensifying a staggering humanitarian crisis;
> millions of people are presently at risk of
> starvation.
>
> We urge all people to:
>
> * Show respect, tolerance, and support for your
> neighbors and community members. Make a special effort
> to extend a hand of friendship to people who may be
> targeted for harassment at this time due to their
> race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin.
>
> * Speak out for what you believe is right and help
> create the space for others to speak out for what they
> believe is right. Our region, like the rest of the
> United States, is caught up in a vague notion of
> patriotism and good-vs.-evil. Critical discussion and
> dissent are tried and true traits of loyal Americans.
> Voicing an opinion is one?s patriotic duty in a
> democracy. Write a letter to the editor, call your
> Congressional representatives, talk to your friends,
> family, and neighbors.
>
> * Help construct a peaceful solution. We are standing
> on the brink of a new world. How we respond to the
> current crisis will mark us as either a force for
> healing, sanity, and peace-or for further bloodshed,
> poverty, and despair. What this new world will look
> like is up to all of us.
>
> Sen. Carl Levin, SR-269 Russell Senate Office Bldg.,
> Washington DC 20510, 202-224-6221; 313-226-6020.
> Email: senator2@levin.senate.gov
> Sen. Debbie Stabenow, 702 Hart Senate Office Bldg.,
> Washington DC 20510, 202-224-4822; 313-961-4330.
> Email: senator@stabenow.senate.gov
> Rep. Lynn Rivers (18th Congressional District), 1724
> Longworth Bldg., Washington DC 20515, 202-225-6261;
> 734-485-3741. Email: lynn.rivers@mail.house.gov
>
> NAMES           NAMES          NAMES          NAMES
>
>
> Make it a peaceful new world for everyone on Earth.
>
> The Ann Arbor Ad Hoc Committee for Peace can be
> reached at: P.O. Box 130074, Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0074
> or by email at peace.info@umich.edu
> Website - http://www-personal.umich.edu/~gust/a2group/
> _______________________________________________
>
> Yes, I want my name to be listed as a signer on this
> full-page ad in the Ann Arbor News.
> Print name as you wish it to appear in the
> ad:___________________________
> Signature:_______________________________________
> Amount contributed ($10 min. requested):$______
> Name of petitioner:________________________
>
> Send in this form with your contribution by November 5
> to P.O. Box 130074, Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0074. Make
> checks (non-tax-deductible) payable to Ann Arbor Ad
> Hoc Committee for Peace. Contributions will be used to
> pay for the cost of the ad. Any extra funds will be
> used for peace and justice activities. Thank you!
>
>
>
>
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