Join with Veterans For Peace at this years' Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The theme this year in Seattle is 'Stop the Hate, Come Together'.
Monday March 16th at Garfield High School 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
11 am: Rally in Gymnasium
12:30 pm: March to Federal Building
To march with us look for our VFP flags outside near the school steps as the indoor rally exits and before the march starts at 12:30!
More info: http://www.mlkseattle.org/
Armistice Day Action Report
On November 5 once again Veterans For Peace joined in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Auburn, Washington. Braving pacific northwest fall weather, about twenty of us marched in the parade, followed by a luncheon at St. Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church.
On November 11 at 11 am, bells rang out at St. james Cathedral in Seattle in remembrance of the true meaning of Armistice Day. Veterans For Peace and others then marched as part of the Coalition to Build 1000 Homes. This coalition was backing a budget proposal to spend 160 million in this year’s budget to address the housing affordability crisis and the homelessness emergency in this city. City Councilmember Kshama Sawant sponsored and then fought for the bill to BUILD 1,000 AFFORDABLE HOMES for low income workers and the homeless, including veterans. VFP led a march 4 blocks (with our flags) to City Hall where there was a rally demonstrating community support for this proposal. Unfortunately the proposal did not pass in the Seattle City Council.