Peace House volunteer John Walters helped make the Peace House “float” in this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade, which wound through Oklahoma City spreading our messages through banners, signs and flyers. And, he provided these great pictures.
John Walters and David Brinker.
John Walters, OKC Amnesty coordinator
John with the Peace House banner.
The big sign that graces our monthly streetside demonstrations.
Peace House Director Batch and David Brinker
The poster below the banner is from Americans Against the Next War.
Please watch and share this 15-minute video of a TED presentation by an Israeli graphic artist who began posting “Israel Loves Iran” photos of himself on Facebook. He reports a whole movement of people-to-people Facebook diplomacy by Israeli and Iranian people guaranteed to move the hardest hearts.
Be a proud advocate and promoter of peace and justice by wearing or displaying some of the Peace House merchandise. We have T-shirts for your body, buttons for your clothing, stickers for your car, and “War is not the answer” signs for your yard (or anywhere you can think to share it).
Rep. James Lankford was a guest on Hardball, Monday, Nov. 26th, defending the Republican Platform plank for a “Human Life Amendment to the Constitution” (extending full human rights to fertilized eggs at conception).
Lankford praised this principle as protecting “every human’s life”, and insisted that more than half of Americans are “pro-life” across all political lines.
He seemed unconcerned about the far greater majority (including many who say they are “pro-life” or anti-abortion) that supports the principle that reproductive decisions should be left to the woman involved … and the implications that a HLA (personhood amendment) would make criminals of the million women who choose abortion every year and all the doctors and medical personnel who perform them.
THE POLICY QUESTION ALWAYS IS:
“Aside from how you feel about abortion, do you believe such reproductive decisions should be left to the woman involved, or decided by the government?”
PROTECT AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS FROM A TAX INCREASE – NOW!
In this week’s weekly address, President Obama restated his request from his news conference last Wednesday: “I ask Congress to pass quickly legislation protecting all income below $250,000 from any tax increase now or in 2013. … The Senate has passed this legislation, and House Democrats stand ready to do so IF enough Republicans will join in supporting it.”
Contact Oklahoma House members AGAIN urging them to “Protect the Middle Class” by passing this legislation. Let them hear from tens of thousands of Oklahomans.
CONTACT OKLAHOMA’S U.S. REPRESENTATIVES
(here are email, telephone, and fax contacts)
U.S. Representatives (OK) Dist 1: John Sullivan (Tul)
DC Tel: (202) 225-2211
DC Fax: (202) 225-9187
Tulsa ofc: (918) 749-0014
Dist 2: Dan Boren (Musk)
DC Tel: (202) 225-2701
DC Fax: (202) 225-3038
Muskogee: (918) 687-2533
Dist 3: Frank Lucas (W. OKC)
DC Tel: (202) 225-5565
DC Fax: (202) 225-8698
OKC Ofc: (405) 373-1958
Dist 4: Tom Cole (Nrm & S.)
DC Tel: (202) 225-6165
DC Fax: (202) 225-3512
Norman Ofc: (405) 329-6500