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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.

 

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