Lois, Ellyn, Peter, and Sarah met to discuss plans for a rally in March centered about Women's History Month/Internaional Women's Day. Tim, an intern with the SB Tribune, attended the meeting as part of on-going research for a story about the peace/anti-war response to 9-11.
The goal is part of the overall plan to have monthly visibility with a large rally opposed to war, linking to national events. Two major events in March are the National Student Strike on March 5th, in the same week as International Women's Day. A national event is planned for the latter in DC, notably at the White House, where women have been conducting a fast/vigil since October.
We discussed the following options:
(In planning a group visit, it is helpful to have a list of names/addresses/e-mail/telephone
numbers and point of view summarized for the congressmembers staff.....;
I have contacted Mr. Chocola's office and am waiting for a schedule as to
when he/staff member will be in the office....they are still organizing
their communications there; Sen. Bayh has an office in SB, but Sen. Lugar
Plans were made to meet again later in the week of Feb 24th.
Jan to discuss with Center for Peace and NOn-violence re their preferences
Sarah to take copies of the cities for peace resolution; contact the drumming group; organize at Davenport
Lois to dicuss in her Church of the Brethren/explore further the rice bag project.
Ellyn to check dates for reps/colleges/place to have the meeting