"10 Years in Afghanistan:
End the Wars-Bring Our $$ Home"


We need YOU as a volunteer for the Saturday October 15 Rally, March and Forum "10 Years in Afghanistan: End the Wars-Bring Our $$ Home" in Portland (event starting at 1:00 PM).

RALLY at 1 PM in Shemanski Park (South Park Blocks at Salmon St)
MARCH at 1:30 PM
FORUM at 2:30 PM at First Unitarian Church (SW 12th and Main)

Please write or call if you can do any of these tasks.

Please note in particular we need volunteers to be Peacekeepers / Stage Security!

Posters/Flyers/Promotional   •   Cosponsor/Endorse/Table   •   Donate
Phone calling   •   Peacekeepers/Security   •   Day of

........ BETWEEN NOW AND OCTOBER 15 (Day of info, below)



  • Downloadable .pdf flyers / leaflets:
      11x17 poster (enlarge to 155%)
      8.5x11 flyer
      1/4 page leaflets

    Sites for poster pickup:

    American Friends Service Committee office (on porch)
    2249 E Burnside

    Bread and Roses Center
    6834 NE Glisan
    503-240-4462 (call to find open hours)

    Peace and Justice Works office
    2807 SE Stark
    (in folder on door, call ahead if you need large quantities)

    Check our website at http://www.pjw.info/oct15vols.html for updates on poster drop sites

    Be part of a Bridge Brigade to promote October 15! The First Unitarian Peace Action Committee is organizing banner brigades on Portland's bridges to promote the rally to commuters. Contact PJW at iraq @ pjw.info if you want to help.

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    --If your organization isn't already on board with the October 15 event and would like to be listed as a cosponsor or endorser, let us know.

    Cosponsors are expected to donate $50 or more. Endorsers just say "we support your event" and your name will be added to the list (though it may be cut off of some publicity for space reasons).

    If co-sponsors or endorsers wish to table at the forum, send $15-25 sliding scale.
    Tables will be provided at the Church.

    NOTE: For various legal and political reasons, only non-profit cosponsors and endorsers may table (no for-profit businesses), and for-profit businesses and political parties may endorse, but not co- sponsor.

    The four fiscal cosponsors of this event are:
    (non-501-c-3)--Portland Peaceful Response Coalition / PO Box 5112 / Portland 97208;
    War Resisters League / 2000 NE 42nd #224 / Portland 97213;
    East Timor Action Network-Portland / 2105 SE Taylor / Portland 97214;
    (501-c-3)--Peace and Justice Works / PO Box 42456 / Portland 97242.

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    --If you have a few dollars to send our way it will help cover expenses for this event, send your check to Peace and Justice Works, PO Box 42456, Portland, OR 97242 and mark it "October 15th event" in the memo field.
    (Donations are also accepted at Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, War Resisters League, and East Timor Action Network/Portland)

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    --Call 15-25 people or more people to turn them out
    PJW volunteers/members contact: Peace and Justice Works 503-236-3065
    other organizations may also do phone banking

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    PEACEKEEPERS/STAGE SECURITY: (minimum of 20 total needed)

    We need twenty peacekeepers for the October 15 Peace Rally, March and Forum!

    Peacekeepers are needed to coordinate the safety of pedestrians and automobiles along the route. This task is vital to ensure a safe and efficient rally and march.

    It is necessary to get coordinated before the event to go over the basics of peacekeeping and the logistics of the traffic requirements.

    To that end, there will be a training for those who have not done this before on Monday, October 10 at 6 PM; RSVP to get the location to Joe Keating 503-234-2613 or to Peace and Justice Works (iraq@pjw.info).

    Just basic nonviolence, de-escalation stuff, but you must attend a training if you have not before.

    To volunteer (must be 18 or older):
    Contact Joe Keating at 503-234-2613

    Day-of details below.
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    Details to be announced

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    ..........DAY OF EVENT (October 15):


    ....SET-UP rally assembly site (11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at South Park Blocks, 3-4 people needed) and the First Unitarian Church (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 2-3 people needed):
    --At the South Park Blocks: Need two people or more to help be sure traffic and pedestrians and arriving folks know where to go. Help set up the sound equipment.
    --At the Church: Help set up tables, signage, direct Cosponsoring and Endorsing groups to their assigned table spaces, help them unload and take off quickly to park; set up model drone on the stage and devastated house diorama outside.

    ....CLEAN-UP at the park (1:30 PM-2:00 PM, 2-3 people needed) and the Church (4:00 PM- 4:30 PM 2-3 people needed):
    --At the South Park Blocks: Stay at the end; help break down sound system and make sure the Park is clean
    --At the Church: Stay at the end, help get tables cleaned up and help groups get their literature packed away, make sure the Church is clean, help take down the drone and house diorama.

    ....SOUND SYSTEM ASSISTANT: (12:30 PM or earlier to 1:45 PM) Do you have experience and knowledge in operating a sound system? We can use your help! We need someone to help run the sound board, check the speakers and the sound levels starting no later than 12:30 PM... if you can come as early as 10:30 AM to help set up and stay to 2:30 to pack things away, that too would be great. RSVP to Peace and Justice Works, 503-236-3065.

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    (See above, contact Joe Keating 503-234-2613.)

    On Rally and March day (Saturday, October 15) peacekeepers will gather in the South Park Blocks in Shemanski Park. There will be a brush-up training, and perhaps an extra orientation for peacekeepers, at 11:30 AM.

    Dress warmly, prepared for rain. Bring a sack lunch, a bottle of water, and your cell phone if you have one. Some folks will be on security during the rally. Expect to be "on duty" at least until 2:30 PM when the march is expected to end at the Church.

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    help pass the buckets to make more big rallies possible!
    (minimum 10 needed; on-site training required, time/location TBA)


    After the rally is over, we will need a new home to our signs and banners, which are taking up too much room in the basement where they are currently located.

    These are the ideal parameters:
    --Storage area in a basement or garage, dry and secure, with its own entrance so 1-3 folks could have 24 hour access to grab things for protest actions.
    --60-100 sq ft of square footage, 3 feet high (could be up high if needed) to store 200-250 signs, banners and props for the community
    --Ideally this will be witin a 40x40 square block area of the Burnside Bridge so it's close-in.
    --Free or very very very low rent

    Feel free to write or call with ideas or questions

    Dan Handelman
    Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
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    Page posted September 24, 2011, last updated October 5, 2011