[pjw] MEETING: Iraq Affinity Group meets Monday, February 11, 7 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Feb 6 16:13:33 EST 2019

Hello again Iraq Affinity Group supporters

The next meeting of the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group will 
be held this coming Monday, February 11 at 7 PM at our office at 2807 SE 
Stark. (Meetings are usually on the 2nd Monday of each month.)

As usual, if you're unable to attend in person we can try to plug you in by
phone, just let us know if you want to do that.

I have added Venezuela to the agenda. I know of an event coming up Friday 
but am awaiting a little more information before sharing it out.

Here's the proposed agenda for Monday's meeting:

    The Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group is committed to educating
    the public about the effects of U.S. policy on the people of Iraq, and
    other areas including SW Asia, North Africa, and the "Middle East,"
    and on the domestic costs of war.

7:00 PM Political update: brief headlines including what's new in Iraq,
     Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iran, Gaza, Yemen, Korea, and
     the US

7:25 PM Proposed and ongoing actions:
    ---Iraq invasion 16 years later action March 19 -- planning
    ---Venezuela and other US troop deployments-- discussion
    ---Letter to congressional reps about Yemen / War Powers-- follow up
    ---Troops home campaign / letter to Governor 2017 (sent again 11/18)
        & Blumenauer, plus war $ home/ Mayor's Conference--updates
    ---Joint Terrorism Task Force campaign-- updates
    ---Meetings with peace and justice community members
         --in light of likelihood of more wars
            (including follow up to IVAW Jan 5 2017 forum)--updates/action
    ---BDS resolution regarding City investments-- update
    ---Upcoming ideas /opportunities for educational forums/demonstrations
    --Other recent ideas

8:15 PM Other upcoming events/action items (incoming requests)

8:25 PM Other business--finances/fundraising and office space / phone
      PJW annual meeting coming up Sunday Feb 24 12 noon at SJAC
      Outreach/membership recruitment

8:35 PM Set next meeting

8:40 PM end

Please write back if there is anything missing from the proposed agenda or if
you want to attend but won't be able to make it.

As always, we need your support to help us keep doing our work!
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--dan handelman
Peace and Justice Works
        Iraq Affinity Group
        PO Box 42456
        Portland, OR   97242
        (503) 236-3065  (call or text)
        iraq at pjw.info

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