“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”
President Theodore Roosevelt
The new year has come with a lot of emotion so far and I have been encouraged by how many people we have heard from in the past week wanting to know what they can do. Doing what we can will look different for each of us and this is the moment to share your time, energy, passion, ideas, compassion, understanding, positive vibes, chants, prayers, and whatever else you can. I invite you all to to do what you can in the next few weeks to help leave this world looking a little better and more peaceful than it does today. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Come by JRPC Thursday, January 16 anytime between 10 and 6 for a Day of Actions Against War. Write a letter, make a phone call, or simply sign your name to a letter to sent by JRPC. This day is all about making your voices heard by the government officials who represent us. We will have all of these options available so you can do what fits your time and comfort level. We will be providing all the supplies needed including stamps, stationary, letter inspiration, and call scripts. If you don’t have time to come by the 16th or wish to make a donation for the day email Carol or call (406) 543-3955 for more information.
More Actions Against War With Iran:
- Join Missoula Rises & others Thursday, January 9 at 5:30 for War is Not a Game: Senator Daines’ Office (218 East Front Street, Ste. 103).
- Sign the Win Without War petition.
- Join The Butte Area Rising Coalition and Taking Action for Peaceful Solutions for a demonstration in favor of peace and against war with Iran on Saturday, January 11. Meet across from the Civic Center (1340 Harrison Ave) at 11am. View their Facebook event for more information.
2020 Women’s March in Helena
Saturday, January 18, starting at noon in Helena’s Memorial Park (1203 N Last Chance Gulch). Speakers will include: Kathleen Williams, Nancy Leifer, Melissa Romano, Melissa Kwasny, Mandy Smoker Broaddus, and many more. View their Facebook event for more information.
Need a ride to the Women’s March? There is a 54-passenger bus with Beach Transportation that is on HOLD as of this moment which needs to fill up or it will not be reserved. The bus will leave Missoula at 9:30am and head back at 3:00pm. If the bus fills with 54 people it works out to $24 a person. With less people the costs per person will increase, so people interested in taking a bus from Missoula to the Women’s March in Helena must contact DeAndria right away. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.