Iowans gather on November 15, 2012 outside the Federal Building in Des Moines to protest violence in Gaza.
“Equal Rights for All” is the message delivered to the Des Moines offices of Senators Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin by a hastily-gathered group of Iowans responding to Israel’s latest attacks on the Israeli-closed city of Gaza. As of November 16, Israel has unleashed more than 100 missiles on the people locked inside Gaza, and Israeli troops are being moved toward the city.
Please join Iowans Against the Death Penalty in marking our 50th anniversary. Marty Ryan will be presented with the Gov. Harold E. Hughes Award on November 10, 2012 and Rob Warden, executive director of the Innocents Project at Northwestern University Center on Wrongful Convictions Bluhm Legal Clinic will keynote the event.
Reception, dinner, award ceremony at 6 p.m., Marriott Hotel, Des Moines, $30 per person. Please RSVP to Patti Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Occupy Wall Street Movement continues to fight economic injustice and corporate greed. Occupy Des Moines celebrates its 1st anniversary by reaching out to the community to join us in confronting economic inequality. We are expanding our movement and this event is an opportunity to learn about Occupy and how you can make a difference.
Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation, will speak on “Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan.” Randall, a Quaker, has been engaged in peace work since the 1980’s Nuclear Freeze movement and now leads FCNL, the oldest ecumenical lobby in Washington D.C. FCNL lobbies on a wide range of social justice, environmental, and peace issues, including finding peaceful solutions to deadly conflict.
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