Thought I'd share this email:
Dear IVAW supporter,
I'm here at Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan with 250 members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and military families who have gathered to testify about the realities of the occupations. Our community is strong as we share our stories and build our resolve to bring the occupations to an end.
We are in the midst of history in the making, as eyewitness accounts of the occupations unfold before our (sometimes tearful) eyes, and thousands watch from screenings around the world, on the satellite broadcast, and live via our website at ivaw.org.
The experience can only be described as moving. To build our movement, I'm writing today to ask for your financial support. If you are moved by the Winter Solider testimony, I invite you to give online now.
As BBC news reported today, at the first Winter Soldier events in 1971, "their harrowing stories helped turn American public opinion against the war."
The impact of our 2008 Winter Soldier testimony is just beginning to unfold. Winter Soldier has been featured in the Middle East Edition of Stars and Stripes, the Washington Post and MSNBC, an in the Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times.
One year ago we had 300 members. Today, we are on the brink of 1,000 - with veterans and troops joining online every hour of Winter Soldier!
We need your financial support to build the antiwar movement in the ranks of the military, and birth a new generation of GI resistance.
Today, together, we can end this war - but it will take a powerful alliance of GIs, Veterans, Military Families, Unions, Students, People of Faith, and people like you.
Watch Winter Soldier online - live this weekend, and archived forever.
Give to IVAW online, and thank you for all of your support and efforts to end the occupations.
P.S. Broadcasting Winter Soldier around the world is amazing, and expensive. Please make an online donation today! You can also send a check or money order made out to "IVAW" to PO Box 8296, Philadelphia, PA 19101.
IVAW is proud to receive our 501(c)-3 tax exempt status through the sponsorship of Veterans For Peace: www.veteransforpeace.org
Visit the Iraq Veterans Against the War website