- April 16 - The Internet journal TomPaine.com, Peace Action,
Rock the Vote and True Majority today launched a campaign today
urging the millions of Americans who opposed the war in Iraq to
register to vote.
In the latest
of TomPaine.com's ongoing advertisements on the Op-Ed Page of
The New York Times, and under the headline, "The Only Peace
Demonstration the President Can't Ignore," the groups urge
Americans to "Register For Peace." The ad features
an illustration of a protest sign being folded into a ballot
and stuffed into a ballot box.
of the ad reminds readers that President Bush dismissed the
concerns of the millions of Americans who opposed the war, and
it asks: "Would he listen any better if every protestor
pledged to vote next year? If everyone who carried a sign, made
a speech, sent an email, wrote a letter or lit a candle for
peace registered one new voter every month between now and November
2004? If each new voter was called five times before Election
The Op Ad
urges readers to visit http://www.TomPaine.com/register
to get more information on how to register to vote (a link to
a PDF of the ad can also be found there).
length piece posted on TomPaine.com makes the case more fully.
It is co-authored by Elizabeth Ready, Vermont's Auditor of Accounts,
and John Moyers, editor of TomPaine.com. "'Peace' isn't
just 'anti-war.'" they write, making a case for the peace
movement to reach out to other issue groups. "It summarizes
in a word the concepts of economic and environmental justice,
civil rights, equality, democracy and compassion."
the ad, visit http://www.TomPaine.com/op_ad.
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