Activist Alerts

Brownbag VigilsProgressive Democrats of America’s Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign has expanded with the Brown Bag Lunch Vigils. PDA had its official kickoff for the BBLVs in January in 22 congressional districts across the country. This month, on Wednesday February 17, at least 50 CDs will be holding these vigils to raise awareness among the public and our elected officials that the electorate is not being served by current U.S. war policies.

Brown Bag Lunch Vigils (BBLV) are held on the third Wednesday of every month (with a few exceptions) in front of the home offices of representatives—and even a senator or two—in congressional districts all over the country. Most vigils go from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Go to PDA’s calendar and see if there’s a BBLV in your district, then sign up to participate in it! If there isn’t a vigil in your area (yet), organize one yourself. It’s easy. Get all the information you need on the BBLV pageand schedule a vigil for your district.

Download fliers for your vigil from the BBLV page. Then make signs to show your representative and your neighbors what social benefits we could have paid for if the money spent on foreign, nation-building wars had been spent in our own communities.

Billions of our tax dollars (look at how many at this very moment) are pouring out of our country’s coffers and into war pockets.

Take stand for peace with PDA and our partners –, theCalifornia Nurses Assn./National Nurses UnitedHealthcare-NOW!, and United for Peace and Justice – with the Brown Bag Lunch Vigils.

In peace and solidarity,

BBLV National Team

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal in 2010: Expand progressive influence in Congress as we build on our 2008 electoral successes. PDA’s advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartmann, Jim Hightower, and Lila Garrett.


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