"Eight Years in Iraq -- Nine Years in Afghanistan:
How is the War Economy Working for You?"


We need YOU as a volunteer for the Saturday March 19 Rally and March "Eight Years in Iraq -- Nine Years in Afghanistan: How is the War Economy Working for You?" in Portland (event starting at 1:00 PM, gathering/music starts at 12:30 PM).
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   •   Cosponsor/Endorse/Table   •   Donate
Phone calling   •   Peacekeepers/Security   •   Day of

........ BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 19 (Day of info, below)




Downloadable originals are available on line.
Posters (11x17)

Flyers (8.5x11)

Quarter page

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/march1911vols.html for updates on poster drop sites

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--If your organization isn't already on board with the March 19 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, send $25 for an 8 foot table or $15 for 1/2 table.
Canopies and tables will be provided.
IMPORTANT NOTES:   (1) Deadline to reserve tables is Friday, March 4!!!   (2) As of March 14, our permit at the Square now does
    allow sales or donations;
for policy reasons, we ask
    that only non-profit cosponsors and endorsers table.

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 "March 19th 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 March 19 Peace Rally and March!

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 Tuesday, March 15 at 6 PM; RSVP to get the location to Joe Keating 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 (March 19):


....SET-UP rally assembly site (11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Pioneer Square, 3-4 people needed):
Need two people or more to help be sure traffic and pedestrians and arriving folks know where to go. Help direct Cosponsoring and Endorsing groups to their assigned table spaces, to ensure they unload in the loading dock and take off quickly. Help set up the sound equipment.

....CLEAN-UP (3:15 PM-4:15 PM?, 3-4 people needed):
Stay at the end until the Square is clean
(Overall length of time is probably one hour, exact end of event is unknown, predicting 3:15 PM)

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

On Rally and March day (Saturday, March 19) peacekeepers will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square. 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 3:15 PM when the march is expected to end.

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


Two people needed to guide a model drone along the march route! It's safe and it's fun! Contact PJW at 503-236-3065 if you can do this (1:15 set up; march till 3:15 PM).


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 February 20, 2011, updated March 14, 2011