Google+

Florida March for PEACE

Saturday, March 28, 2pm

Front Street Park to Melbourne City Hall

www.FloridaMassMarch.com

Join several hundreds from more than 10 cities, Miami to Atlanta , in demanding our government fund human needs instead of war and corporate greed. Bail out the people and the troops, not the banks. (“Hey, Obama, yes, we can. Troops out of Afghanistan .”) In addition to sending a message to elected officials, our coming together for this mass march for peace will stir the consciousness of the broader public, educate the uninitiated, and cultivate a new bond between citizens, peace and justice activists and those from more than 60 local, statewide, and national groups.

Parking: There are a number of parking spaces at Front Street Park . Alternatives include downtown Melbourne , but be sure to avoid lots that explicitly threaten to tow. You can also park at Melbourne City Hall , which has a number of spaces.

What to bring: Snacks, protection from the sun, and plenty of water, extra to share if possible. Organizers and volunteers will bring several cases of water for those in need.

For more info:  www.FloridaMassMarch.com and for up-to-the-minute updates on schedule of speakers, endorsers and additional emerging event details go here

Questions? Contact Jeff Nall at 321-368-5093, sablietde@yahoo.com or Bill Burton at 321-727-1083, wburton444@aol.com

Ride Sharing:  Pasco Co. contact bettejo@flpan.org; Tampa Bay area: contact carpool@stpeteforpeace.org; Indian River County : contact sabletide@yahoo.com

Hotel Room Sharing: In an attempt to lower costs some out-of-town marchers are looking for others to share a room with. If you’re interested email sabletide@yahoo.com for more info

What you can do: All that’s left for you to do is to:

1)   show up and, if possible,

2)   do whatever you can do to promote the march this week.

Volunteers Needed!

Flyering & Postering

  Just days away from the Florida Mass March for Peace volunteers are needed to distribute flyers and posters. Co-organizer Bill Burton is urging locals to assist him in distributing flyers and posters at Coffee Shops, Book Stores, Music Stores, Health Food Stores, Surf Shops. any place open to posting. Bill and volunteers including Sharon have handed out several hundreds of flyers themselves.

    The poster can be printed on 11X17″card stock and is ideal for posting in public places including: downtown streets, telephone poles, near High Schools, college campuses, etc.

   If you can help but can’t print the document contact Bill directly and he will get you materials ASAP: 321-727-1083 or 321-960-6572, wburton444@aol.com

·       Text Box: Plea for Donations $1, $5, $10 Any Amount Helps! Click HERE DOWNLOAD, PRINT, AND SHARE OUR FLYERS

·       PRINT AND SHARE: 11×17 “PEACE MARCH” POSTER

Peace Keeping

   Please let us know if you are interested in being a part of the Peace Keeper team the day of the event: sabletide@yahoo.com

Feeding Homeless, Foreclosed, Unemployed

   Please contact us if you’d like to aid Food Not Bombs in feeding the needy at the march cite: sabletide@yahoo.com

In the Media

To date stories, news briefs and PSAs about the demonstration have been featured in Orlando Weekly, Florida Today, Osceola News-Gazette, Hometown News, TV 31, Independent Alligator, Humanist Network News, WFIT 89.5 (Melbourne), WMNF 88.5FM, (Tampa), The Mark Weaver show (Miami), People Power Hour 810 AM WEUS (Orlando).

·        “Peace–Following in a Humanist Tradition” Humanist Network News (March 18, 2009)

·        Gainesville’s Veterans for Peace will participate in marchIndependent Alligator (March 17, 2009)

On Wednesday poignant adds promoting both our march and the anti-war message will air on two of Cumulus broadcasting’s prominent Brevard county radio stations: WA1A 107.1 (pop) and 95.9 the Pirate (rock). Those in Brevard should also be on the lookout for a story in the March 27 issue of the Hometown News. And TV 31 is scheduled to run an interview with Bill Burton about the march any day.

Please consider making a donation to help organizers with advertisement costs

The Florida March for Peace has also ignited a flame in Florida ’s activist community. Nearly every major progressive Florida group has either endorsed and/or notified its members about the demonstration. Both the Bail Out the People Movement and World Can’t Wait have notified their Florida members.

 

60+ Organizations Endorse

Florida March for Peace

v    Patriots for Peace (march initiator)

v    Humanists for Peace (march initiator)

v    World Can’t Wait

v    Courage to Resist

v    CodePink (national)

v    Christian Peace Witness for Iraq

v    AfterDowningStreet.org

v    David Swanson

v    The Green Party of Florida

v    The Florida Socialist Party USA

v    Cindy Sheehan

v    CodePink Florida

v    Central Florida Veterans for Peace

v    St Pete for Peace

v    Rise Up Tampa Bay

v    St. Augustine People for Peace and Justice

v    StopWaronIran.org

v    Broward Antiwar

v    Miami for Peace

v    Tampa 911 Truth

v    Veterans for Peace chapter 14, Gainesville

v    Veterans for Peace, Chapter 15

v    South Florida Veterans for Peace Chapter 32

v    Progressive Democrats of IRC

v    CODEPINK of East Central Florida

v    Palm Beach County Green Party

v    Arlington South ( Naples , FL )

v    Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Tallahassee  

v    Humanists of Greater Fort Walton Beach 

v    The Peace Coalition Of Brevard

v    Environmental and Peace Education Center

v    Mark Weaver (progressive blog/radio)

v    R&B vocalist, Benny S and hip-hop group, Da Tribe

v    Social Concerns Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Key West 

v    NatureCoast Coalition for Peace and Justice

v    Miami May Day Coalition

v    Dr. Stephen Blythe, family physician and 2008 Democratic candidate for U.S Congress (FL-15)

v    UninsuredinAmerica.org  

v    Marions for Peace

v    Jews for Justice

v    Bail Out the People

v    Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace

v    The Patriots

v    Lt. Col. Robert M. Bowman, Ph.D. USAF, ret.

v    St. John XXIII Church  

v    Refuge Ministries

v    The Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign ( Tampa Bay Chapter)

v    Brevard NOW

v    Critical Resistance( Tampa Bay chapter)

v    Melbourne Drum Tribe

v    Melbourne Food Not Bombs

v    Jack Lieberman, Co-Chair Jewish Arab Dialogue Association (JADA)

v    Florida Chapter of Military Families Speak Out

v    Peace Now Citrus County

v    South Florida Palestine Solidarity Network

v    Wage Peace of Jacksonville

v    Humanists at Barefoot Bay

v    International Action Center, Atlanta

v    Food Not Bombs, West Palm Beach

v    Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice

v    Florida Peace Action Network

v    Pax Christi Saint Maurice (in Diana Beach Florida )

v    Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta

v    Pax Christi Palm Beach

 

           

 

“[To] be militant merely means to be demanding and to be persistent, and in this sense I think the non-violent movement has demonstrated great militancy. It is possible to be militantly nonviolent” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, March 25, 1968, ten days before he was killed.

 

REQUEST INFORMATION

Entertainment

Franchise Reboot Revolves around Road Trip from Hell

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Franchise Reboot Revolves around Road Trip from Hell  According to Murphy's Law, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." And Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul provides cinematic support for that pessimistic principle. For, this kitchen sink comedy relies on the domino effect to exacerbate the ever-mounting misfortunes visited upon the beleaguered Heffley family … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

The “King” Will Take Center Stage at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo

  The “King” Will Take Center Stage at the 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo by Amy Lignor   Each and every year the Wildlife Conservation Expo is held to address situations out there that are harming our world and its animal inhabitants. This time around, WCN’s annual Fall Wildlife Conservation Expo in October, will be focusing on various issues, but it is the King of the Jungle who will be taking center stage. For those who are … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Hit the Wrecks and Rigs for Summertime Cobia

  Hit the Wrecks and Rigs for Summertime Cobia By Craig Lamb Cobia, ling or lemonfish. From the Gulf Coast of Texas far up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas, Rachycentron canadum is highly valued as a prized fighter and epicurean's delight. Tasty and sporting, the fish is fun to catch, and summertime is a great time to land a trophy. Do that by searching for big fish over the wrecks, reefs and other bottom irregularities. If you are … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

College Football Arriving Soon!

  College Football Arriving Soon! by Amy Lignor   Ask any college football fan and they will tell you that it seems like an eternity waiting for the season to begin. But, have no fear, the kick-off to the college season is almost here, with Colorado State and Oregon State hitting the field on Saturday, August 26th at 2:30 p.m. ET. On the same day, fans of Oregon State and Colorado State will see an active match-up, and Portland … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation

  Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation by Amy Lignor   Many people love taking a cruise. But it is the river cruise on that glorious steamboat that not only offers all the benefits a big ocean liner offers, but also creates a more personalized, intimate vacation experience. It is a unique recipe: being able to witness stunning landscapes, mixed with amazing history, while dining on acclaimed regional cuisine and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017

  Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017 by Amy Lignor   The term ‘meteoric rise’ usually applies to something fun. Think: A Hollywood actor who has been ‘discovered.’) Unfortunately, when it comes to this article, ‘meteoric rise’ is something that will not bring a smile to one’s face. To put it simply, if you wish to refinance your home, you need to do it ASAP. If choosing to wait too much longer, homeowners across the … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Business

Umbrella Insurance: The Safety Net You Need

  Umbrella Insurance: The Safety Net You Need by Amy Lignor   The realm of insurance is just about the most difficult maze to get through. Each and every day it seems the financial and insurance industries are changing. What is not changing, however, is the fact that lawsuits fill up the courts more and more – lawsuits that award cash to third parties even if you don’t happen to have that cash saved. More and more, the words “umbrella … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Books

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans... Many [Black] political leaders emerged … [Read More its Good for You...]