2003-02-08 / Community

WILPF Goes ‘Code Pink’

WILPF Goes ‘Code Pink’

Joan Flynn, co-chair of the Rockaway branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, was one of thirty WILPF women from across the country who stood for four days in a vigil in front of the White House in late January to show their opposition to a war against Iraq. Calling themselves CODE PINK, a play on the president’s terrorist alert Code Red, women have been rallying in Washington DC every day from 9 to 5 since November to win support for a peaceful solution to the current Iraq crises.

Waving banners, holding placards, answering questions, and talking to passersby, They urged all "outraged" women in all sectors of society to raise their voices against this dangerous war. Sounding the note that women have a special responsibility to stop war, they are putting into practice Jane Addams’s historic statement, "Women working together are a powerful force."
The vigil will end on March 8, International Woman’s Day with a parade and rally in Washington, DC.

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