Women Against War

PO Box 505, Delmar, New York 12054

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 ▪ End the US-Cuba Embargo
 ▪ The Sanctuary for Independent Media
 ▪ Ft. Drum Peace March
 ▪ Muslim Solidarity
 ▪ End the Occupation of Iraq

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 ▪ Grandparents Day with Grannies for Peace
 ▪ Women and Peacework
 ▪ War is Warming
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Troops Home Now
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 ▪ Sign On for Peace
 ▪ Middle East Statement
 ▪ Mother's Day 2007
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SIGN-ON for Peace Campaign

To protest the continued US occupation of Iraq, on the March 2006 third anniversary of the war, Women Against War organized a campaign to decorate the Capital District with a billboard and 1700 free matching yard signs. 

·        Participating organizations gathered below the huge billboard on Central Avenue in Albany for a media conference.  Women Against War’s statement stressed that Iraqis and US GIs both supported bringing the troops home. Sign-On for Peace Media Statement

        On March 15th, in a coordinated action, lawns blossomed across the Capital Region with yard signs for peace.

     Women Against War recruited 24 other peace and justice organizations to support the campaign by distributing the yard signs and contributing toward expenses. In the fall of 2006, a sister organization, Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Peace and Justice, carried on the effort, distributing 1000 more yard signs across the region.

  Women Against War involved many organizations - faith, labor, peace and justice - in distributing the free yard signs across the region:

  • Albany Friends Meeting
  • Alliance for Democracy, Capital District of NY Chapter
  • Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
  • Christ Church United Methodist
  • Columbia County People for Peace
  • Green Education and Legal Fund
  • Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Peace & Justice
  • Holding Our Own: A Fund for Women
  • Honest Weight Food Co-op
  • Interfaith Alliance of NYS
  • Labor Religion Coalition (Capital District)
  • Moon & River Café
  • Peace Action
  • Peacemakers of Schoharie County
  • Pine Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Sanctuary for Independent Media     
  • Sisters of Mercy in Albany
  • Social Justice Center
  • Social Responsibilities Council, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
  • Solidarity Committee of the Capital District
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Working Families Party, Capital District Chapter