Code Pink Tampa Bay's Mother's Day Vigil--please join us!

Code Pink Tampa Bay wants to invite all peace-loving people to join us for our Mother's Day Vigil near MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida. We want to remind our community that Mother's Day was originally created to honour peace. We stand in solidarity with the national organization of Code Pink Women for Peace and their 24 hour vigil outside of the White House in Washington, DC. We also stand with all Mothers from all over the globe who have children in the military and want the wars to end and their children to come home. And in the words of Julia Ward Howe, "...We, the women of one country, Will be too tender of those of another country, To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."

Please wear pink, bring signs, pink flowers and pink sidewalk chalk. We will be writing our messages of peace on the sidewalks and laying garlands and bowers of pink flowers along the walkways. (***Real flowers only, please! And chalk, not paint! Make sure your signs reflect the message of Mother's Day for Peace and bringing our sons and daughters home.) All other Tampa Bay area peace groups are invited to join with us in peaceful solidarity.

We will be gathering at 830AM until 1PM on Sunday, May 10, 2009, Mother's Day. Please meet @ the northeast corner of Gandy and South Dale Mabry with your signs. This is a very public corner and has been used for actions before by many of the local peace groups. There is ample parking and a Publix and other stores nearby for water and other refreshments.

***Photographers and videographers are needed to record and video this event. Please contact us directly. If you have any other inquiries, please direct them to 813-312-2292 or to the following email addresses:
( Write MOTHER'S DAY in CAPS on the subject line )

See the national organization's Call to Action on the national Code Pink website here:
Check out the video of the reading of the "Mother's Day Proclamation" poem by Julia Ward Howe:
Read all about the original Mother's Day:

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