Women United Against War
As women embracing life and peace,
we declare ourselves opposed to any military action against Iraq.
As women, we have been the victims of many kinds of violence.
We call on you, our Congress members, to oppose any military action.
We make this demand for ourselves, our children, our parents,
our brothers, husbands, partners and friends.
We make this demand because we understand that warfare creates
endless cycles of violence, destruction and death, impoverishing us
spiritually and economically.
We make this demand because warfare destroys family life, throwing
whole communities into exile and turning children into orphans.
We make this demand because we cannot build happy lives on a ground
polluted by violence.
We believe this is a defining moment in the life of our country.
We will either take our place in the family of nations as
seekers of peace and justice or we will start down a terrible road
to war,unleashing the fury of generations to come on our land.
We call upon you to act with integrity, to show courage and remember
that you are guardians of the public trust and of the world we leave
to our children.
We oppose this war.
We oppose all elected officials who support this war.
There is no other issue greater than the cause of peace.
No past stand or history can be called upon to overshadow the
imperative to stand today for peace.
We, as women acting to shape public life, dedicate our energy,
resources, and hopes to those who establish peace.
There will be no war in our names.
note:I am not the author of this but I believe in it completely and I signed my name as one of the collected signitures.