We know, we know — this time of year, you’re inundated with emails from political candidates asking for your vote, and for your donation. And it’s particularly hard for organizations like ours, because most of the attention and funding goes to people running for office.
As peace and justice advocates, we know that regardless of the outcomes of tomorrow’s election, our work will continue.
Will you help us build a more just and peaceful future?
The Fellowship of Reconciliation and FOR members across the country are involved in critical work: confronting members of both parties around the use of military drones; launching the Young, Pacifist and Proud initiative to strengthen a new generation of activist leaders; supporting the intergenerational efforts of the new National Council of Elders; and educating and pushing policy solutions to end U.S. militarism in Latin America.
FOR office still closed due to Hurricane Sandy
Our thoughts are with all those in areas most affected by the hurricane. At our headquarters in Nyack, NY, everyone was unharmed but power and phone lines have been out since last Monday. These problems may continue for another week or more, since another storm system is expected to strike this week.
Need to get in touch? The fastest route for the next week or so will be by email. You can contact us by email through our online contact form.
We’re active internationally, too, through a diversity of justice campaigns: supporting the Mexican movement for peace and justice; working to free Syrian political prisoners; and participating in the planning process for the World Social Forum Free Palestine.
You may have volunteered or donated to a campaign this election season. Making a contribution to FOR is one way to acknowledge that there is yet more work to be done, even after Nov. 6.
And don’t forget to vote tomorrow! You can find your voting location on Google.
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