February 23, 2012 in News
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You can help collect signatures on the attached petition that the following advisory question of public policy be placed on the ballot and submitted to the voters of the City of Peoria in the State of Illinois on the November 6, 2012 ballot.
The petition is to place the following non-binding policy question on the ballot:
Should the United States Constitution be amended to clearly state that only individual persons, and not corporations, associations, or any other organizational entities, are entitled to the rights enumerated in the Constitution?
February 8, 2012 in News
Several Peoria area organizations have sponsored peace events including:
- Camilo Mejia speaking engagements in Peoria and Bloomington including the “Soldiers of Conscience” movie. Camilo Mejia became a leading voice for the antiwar movement when he applied for discharge from the army as a conscientious objector. He is the national chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War.
- Eyes Wide Open (http://afsc NULL.org/campaign/eyes-wide-open), an exhibit on the human cost of war
- A Peace Crane (http://www NULL.buddhistcouncil NULL.org/bodhitree/Books/Story_of_the_Peace_Crane NULL.pdf) exhibit created by us
See our Event Calendar for times, locations, and other events.
How to order Camilo Mejia’s book – before the March 2nd-3rd events
Here’s an opportunity to order, in advance of his speaking events, Camilo Mejia’s Book!
Camilo Mejia will be speaking in Normal, IL on Friday, March 2nd and in Peoria on Saturday, March 3rd. Both events will include a showing of ‘Soldiers of Conscience’ and Mejia will also be signing his book after the event.
People have the opportunity to pre-order Camilo Mejia’s book — ‘ Road from ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Mejia: An Iraq War Memoir’ — if they want to guarantee themselves a copy for the event. There will be a limited number of books available for sale at the event itself, but these extra copies could easily run out. There will be a significant discount off the retail price of $16, probably $10 or $11.
Information on the book can be found at http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Road-from-ar-Ramadi (http://www NULL.haymarketbooks NULL.org/pb/Road-from-ar-Ramadi) .
If you wish to pre-order, please send your name to me, Corey Mattson, via email at email@example.com (coreymattson null@null gmail NULL.com). I will contact you shortly with information on the order and how you can pay for the book.
For peace, Corey
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