[pjw] MEETING/RSVP: Iraq Affinity Group "meets" Tuesday, August 9, 7 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Wed Aug 3 19:06:53 EDT 2022

Hi again Iraq Affinity Group supporters

The next meeting of the Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group will 
be a conference call held this coming Tuesday, August 9 at 7 PM. Please 
RSVP if you would like the call in number and access code.

We also are able to host two people (in addition to me) in the office, masks 
on, windows open. If you want a "live space" let me know, first asked, first 

Here's the proposed agenda for the 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/West Bank, Yemen,
    Korea, Venezuela, Ukraine/Russia and the US

7:35 PM Proposed and ongoing actions:
    ---Friday rallies for peace and justice-- reports/plans
        and Ann Huntwork fund / "US Out Of..." sign
    ---Hiroshima/Nagasaki event August 8-- report back
    ---Situation in Ukraine / Russia - discussion
    ---Governor candidate questionnaire - JACL letter update AND
    ---Troops home campaign / letter to Governor 2022
        & Blumenauer, plus war $ home/ Mayor's Conference--updates
    ---Ann Wright, D Swanson, S Mirk & Z Wahab livestream events-- updates
    ---Joint Terrorism Task Force campaign-- updates
    ---Demilitarize the police campaign-- updates
    ---Emergency response amidst pandemic...? -- update
    ---Actions to oppose war / war crimes on Iran-- discuss
    ---City Council resolutions against wars / Iran & Venezuela --updates
    ---Letter to congressional reps about Yemen / War Powers-- follow up
    ---BDS, City investments and other local actions-- updates
    ---Upcoming ideas /opportunities for educational forums/demonstrations
    --Other recent ideas

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

8:25 PM Other business--finances/fundraising and office space / phone
      Peace and Justice Works updates including quarterly meeting
      "Peace Network" fiscal cosponsors & structure - next steps
       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!
     Donate on line: http://www.pjw.info/pjwdonate.html

--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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