Recent events have shown how vitally important it is for peace and justice activists and organizations to be informed and connected. Escalating violence in Syria, the hunger strike at Guantanamo, attacks on our privacy and civil liberties – UFPJ has been able to bring you information about these unfolding events and about the work of our member groups to address these issues. Major actions and events are being planned: the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we continue to move Jobs Not Wars, Nuclear Free Future Month, demonstrations to close Guantanamo, the Bradley Manning protest, SOA watch and much, much more.
Right now, UFPJ is facing an emergency because our rates for e-mail and web communications services are doubling. Our action alerts, newsletters, and legislative updates keep you informed. In order to plan, we need to raise $2,500 by the end of the month and our annual web communications budget of $10,000 by the end of the fall so that UFPJ can be here, for you and with you, in the struggle for peace and justice. Please donate now!
War undermines our communities, increasing poverty and economic inequality, and pushing us toward environmental destruction and climate collapse. The urgency and complexity of these problems requires an ongoing space to develop strategies and build our power through collective action. UFPJ has provided that space and now your support is vital to ensuring that we maintain a strong network of local, regional and national groups to work against war and injustice.
Michael T. McPhearson