Please make your voice heard at Hofstra Presidential Debate

October 13, 2008 at 10:06 pm Leave a comment

[Note there are several demonstrations and rallies surrounding the Hofstra debate. Some as early as 3pm, and some later. There are partisan demonstrations, and issue group demonstrations. We could not keep up with them all, and could not endorse them all. But, keep your eyes open. And, also know that you will find many PeaceSmiths folks at many of these events…]

PeaceSmiths believes in peaceful and non-violent responses to world events.
PeaceSmiths is against the War in Iraq and the War in Afghanistan.
PeaceSmiths is against the use of nuclear power.

PeaceSmiths encourages our members to attend the peace demonstration being held before the Presidential Debates at Hofstra. Though, PeaceSmiths hopes our members recognize the injustice of only two-party debates, and that PeaceSmiths members will demand absolute peace and justice from all candidates for office.

Please come to the event sponsored by Long Island Alliance, and bring your own thoughts, signs and banners, as well:

4:30 p.m.–Gather and line up on the south side of Hempstead Turnpike starting from Uniondale Avenue and spreading west toward California Avenue and Oak Street. Park on the streets south of Hempstead Turnpike.
Here are the details of the event designed by Long Island peace groups:
Join us on October 15, 2008
4:30—6:30 p.m.
At the final Presidential Debate at Hofstra, as
We the People tell Senators McCain and Obama that
we expect our next President to:
End the war in Iraq, bring our soldiers home now and provide full medical benefits for veterans Reallocate war funds to housing, jobs, health care, the environment, and education Create a universal, single-payer health care system for all Americans Develop a sustainable energy policy that substantially reduces global warming and creates good-paying jobs Eliminate poverty, hunger, and homelessness Restore all Constitutional rights and human rights Implement a foreign policy based on the rule of law, justice, and human dignity
Bring Your Voice to the Debate!
4:30 p.m.–Gather and line up on the south side of Hempstead Turnpike starting from Uniondale Avenue and spreading west toward California Avenue and Oak Street.
We will be joined by United for Peace and Justice, Peace Action NYS, Brooklyn for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and other peace and social justice organizations.
Parking available on side streets south of Hempstead Turnpike
Signs will be available or bring your own.
For more information: LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, 516-741-4360
This event is being coordinated by the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives in collaboration with organization that have endorsed The People’s Agenda: Suffolk Peace Network; Great Neck SANE/Peace Action; Code Pink LI; The Shelter Rock Forum; Interfaith Alliance LI Chapter; Pax Christi LI; LI Veterans for Peace, Chapter 138; LITHR, Hofstra University; Social Justice Committee of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock; The Islamic Center of Long Island; Veterans for Peace; Five Towns Forum; South Country Peace Group; Long Island Progressive Coalition; NYS Peace Action; LI Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Long Island Immigrant Alliance; Progressive Students Union; S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth Inc. , School of Americas Watch LI (List in formation)
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