Monday, July 03, 2006

This fourth of July, CODEPINK has organized Troops Home Fast, a massive hunger strike to bring our troops home. I won't be able to join the fast for health reasons, but I helped craft the original alert that went out to CODEPINK members, and as of this morning, over 3,000 people have signed up to participate, including Cindy Sheehan, Alice Walker, Dolores Huerta, Eve Ensler and others I deeply admire. Historically, hunger strikes have brought about immense social change. May Troops Home Fast make its own historic mark.


Susan said...

Gayle - my daughter called me last week from camp (Winnarainbow) to tell us that she will be doing a one day fast today in support of Code Pink. I'm proud of her. Thanks for spreading the word.

gayle said...

That's so cool that your daughter is participating in the fast, Susan! I'm proud of her, too! I wish I could join in, myself--I'm definitely with all the fasters in spirit.