Pony Party: Moratorium


On the Third Friday of every month, starting this Friday, Take Action! Iraq Moratorium.org

The Iraq Moratorium will be an escalating monthly series of actions demanding an end to the war. Starting on Friday, September 21 and on the third Friday of every month thereafter, we will take the time to show our President and Congress that our troops must be brought home, now!


Sign the pledge, DONATE!!, find an event in your area…..other suggestions

Observe Moratorium Day By Yourself!

You can break with your daily routine and take action to end the war by yourself on Moratorium Day. Here are things some of the folks who signed on plan to do!

Call your Representative and your Senators! Tell their staff what you think. Let them know that you expect them to do everything possible to end the war and bring the troops home! [The Capitol Hill switchboard number is 202-224-3121.]

Write your Representative and your Senators! A handwritten letter has even more impact than a phone call.

Wear a black ribbon or armband!

Hand out ribbons or armbands to others.

Don’t buy gas.

Don’t shop at all.

Drive 10 MPH under the posted speed limit.

Write a letter to your local newspaper.

Hit your elected officials where it hurts, with a voided campaign contribution check. [edit dead link]

Write “Stop the War” or other slogans on the sidewalk in chalk.

Put a sign on your lawn or in your window

Buy toy soldiers, put tags on them that say “Bring Me Home” and leave them in stores, parks, libraries, laundromats, anywhere people will find them.

Email friends and family and urge them to sign the Iraq Moratorium pledge and to one of these steps, too.
STOP the War * Bring Our Troops Home

(quoted from “suggestions” link above)

Once you’ve done your part, treat yourself to some ‘Peace Pie’

…but please Don’t Feed the Ponies!!

Without further ado, the floor is yours…

~73v, over and out

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  1. How many Iraq Moratorium days will it take before sanity prevails?

  2. “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”~Mahatma Gandhi

    • mango on September 21, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    I can do from here.  I will write to Senators Boxer and Feinstein.  Mary Bono too but she never responds to me.
    I will buy no US products today.  Nestle has their hands on everything here.
    As immigrants we are not allowed to actively protest.

    • pfiore8 on September 21, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    great way to use these forum!!!

    • Alma on September 21, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    the Iraq Moratorium site.  These are some of my favorites.

    through many mediums such as phoning, canvasing, speaking out, outreach, my only limitation is mobility at times do to a for of muscular dystrophy..the use of a powerwheelchair not fitting in cars and a lack of public transportation! but i love to fight a good fight

    I will write Senator Smith to remind him how important Republicans are to ending this war. It cannot be done without their votes. I will write him postcards, call his offices in Portland and DC and will encourage family and friends to do the same. Meanwhile the American flag in front of our house will fly with black ribbon streamers, to honor the dead.

    Wearing black armband at PTA meetings and functions-explain the moratorium to others.

    In any way possible. My cousin is in Iraq right now. I have already organized protests against this war on the day it began. I will fight to end it until I am dead or in prison.= (and neither of those will really stop me, they’ll just impede my effectiveness).

    Holding a free forum about the war at my place of business, showing my children the human and financial cost of the war

    announcing at Quaker Meetings

    • SallyCat on September 21, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    today. Called and snarled at her vote against MoveOn yesterday.

    Called Lynn Woolsey CA-06 and thanked her for her continued opposition to the war. Asked if she could please talk to Pelosi’s office.

    Spoke to Pelosi’s office ~ told them not to bring any bills to the floor that didn’t include troop withdrawal.

    Northern CA people – some numbers of note
    Boxer’s SF office: 415-403-0100
    Feinstein’s SF office: 415-393-0707
    Pelosi’s SF office: 415-556-4862
    ~~~
    Lynn Woolsey: 415-507-9554 Call and tell her thanks!

    I don’t have much planned for today other than calling. I know this is every third Friday…what if we do it every Friday?

    • KrisC on September 21, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    and sent an e-mail to his office.

    I called Sen. Kerry’s office and sent an e-mail.

    I’m wearing a black armband, but I’m not out and about today.  Only to drop off and pick up Zion from school.

    I’m not shopping or buying/using gasoline. 

    I printed out the Iraq moratorium flier and taped it to my rear window of my Jeep.

    I sent out e-mails to my entire list of contacts.

    But it’s not enough, but WHAT WOULD be enough?  I don’t know, but I would love to walk up to our dearless feeder and give him and earful.  He’s just so damn impenetrable.  Did you see those walls they put up in Australia?  Pure insanity I tell ya!

    I do love the idea of the toy soldiers tho!
    I’ll have to pick some up for the next time!

  3. only public transportation and non-fuel conveyances work (bicycles, skateboards, scooters, walking, etc)?

    Two birds principle of not using gasoline, petroleum-based products and also engaging in healthy activity?

    • fatdave on September 21, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    to our Foreign Sec – Broon’s moody staffers wouldn’t understand the vitriol.

    Oh, and Good Morning to some of you, Afternoon to the others.

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