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Dear   <<First Name>>,

The next fast for peace is coming up on Tuesday, February 15th; the anniversary of the 2003 global protests against an Iraq War. The US Congress had passed an AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) in October of 2002, and the Bush administration was proclaiming there were weapons of mass destruction hidden in Iraq. On February 15, in dozens of cities around the world, more than 10 million men and women took to the streets to protest war with Iraq, setting a Guinness World Record for their size and scope. The mass demonstrations failed, however, and a month later, the war began.
Will you join others around the US and the world on Tuesday in the fast for peace, to say no to war in Ukraine? The fast is simple; abstain from food, drinking only water, for any 24-hour period that’s mostly on the 15th. Gandhi recommended a dinner-to-dinner fast. You can add your pledge in 2 minutes using this short form. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6CXZDFH

Spreading the message on social media is important as well. In a country 3,000 miles wide, fasting is a free way to stand together figuratively and for a common cause. You can tweet your opposition to war and your intention to fast for peace using this link: https://ctt.ac/JOgja

Each month, fastforpeace.org invites people to donate the money they’ve saved on food to help others, and are invited to nominate a charity for upcoming months. For February, the Humanity Forward Foundation was nominated and selected. Launched at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, this group gave away more than $4,000,000 in microgrants, as part of their core mission of demonstrating the power of basic income. You can learn more on their website and make a donation at: https://www.humanityforwardfoundation.org

Last, you’re invited to the monthly #fastforpeace Zoom meetup on Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. For 30 minutes, we can chat about our reasons and experiences with the fast for peace, as well as other goals for 2022. You can use meeting ID 886 7983 3914 with passcode 089525, or join us directly with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88679833914?pwd=VFBzVjJzd0FXOUlqYWNYUzhaejkvdz09

Yours in peace,
Brian
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