Brooklyn knockin’ on the door of peace

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Brooklyn For Peace joined Million Doors for peace, which will mobilize 25,000 volunteers from all 50 states, September 20, to contact one million people and ask them to sign a petition urging the next Congress to bring US troops home from Iraq within one year.

According to organizers, Million Doors for Peace will be the year’s largest anti-war mobilization. It is different from previous anti-war mobilizations because volunteers will be talking to people where they live instead of gathering in one place — such as the National Mall in Washington, DC — for a traditional protest.

Brooklyn For Peace opposes the war in Iraq. By engaging people where they live, neighbor-on-neighbor, Brooklyn For Peace will join thousands of concerned citizens nationwide to elevate the debate over the war and its costs.

“Million Doors for Peace will depend on a unique combination of grassroots organizing and netroots activism. Neither can succeed without the other,” said Rusti Eisenberg, vice-chair of Brooklyn For peace.

Volunteers will visit and download contact information. They may then walk neighborhood precincts and canvass people by themselves or in groups, or they may call individual households.

“Between calls and direct door-knocking, at least one million people will be contacted and asked to sign the petition. These names will be used to expand the existing database of war opponents,” says, Charlotte Phillips, MD, chair of Brooklyn For Peace.

Million Doors for Peace is entirely volunteer-initiated and will not rely upon professional canvassers. Volunteers will be able to receive canvass training materials from the website.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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