Highlights from 2005

  • We delivered over $600,000 in humanitarian aid to Iraqi civilians after the destruction of Fallujah.
  • Whether at Presidential Inauguration, John Bolton's Senate confirmation hearing, Condoleezza Rice's address at the SF Commonwealth Club, Donald Rumsfeld's talk at the Beverly Hills Hilton, or Dick Cheney's fundraiser in Houston, we consistently infiltrated Bush administration gatherings to say, "Stop the Killing, Stop the Torture, No More Lies."
  • We spent the summer in Crawford, Texas, supporting Cindy Sheehan and helping to build the phenomenal Camp Casey peace movement that garnered the attention of the entire world.
  • We doubled our e-mail list almost 100,000 people and we now have over 250 CODEPINK local chapters worldwide.
  • We unveiled our new book, Stop the Next War Now, an amazing collection of essays by visionary women, and embarked on a book tour that has taken us to over 75 cities.
  • We've visited high schools, concerts, colleges, and military recruiting centers to encourage young people not to join the military. Due to the effectiveness of the counter-recruitment movement, the military has failed to reach its recruiting quotas.
  • CODEPINK spearheaded a campaign to bring home the California National Guard, using the lessons of Hurricane Katrina to show how we need the Guard to protect us here at home.
  • Speaking of Katrina, CODEPINK delivered over $20,000 in aid to survivors, and during the Thanksgiving holiday we sent a delegation to New Orleans help rebuild homes.
  • We created an online anti-war petition, onemillionreasons.org, that became a vibrant tapestry of individual voices to end the war and in September, we delivered them in person to the White House.
  • We've built global ties through a peacemaking delegation to Iran, a peace tour through Italy, the war tribunal in Turkey, Britain's Stop the War assembly, a gathering in Thailand of women worldwide, and our participation in the World Social Forum in Brazil.