We are residents of Huntington Woods and surrounding communities who came together in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq. Our mission is to promote peace and justice both at home and abroad. Our activities grew out of a belief that the war in Iraq was unnecessary, immoral, and illegal. Although the U.S. government used the horrific attacks of 9/11 as justification, war and aggression are not the answer.
We need a different response to terrorism, a different way of protecting American citizens, and a different American role in the world. Peace and security require respecting international law and human rights, acknowledging the sovereignty of other nations, and transforming globalization into the worldwide pursuit of social and economic justice. At home this means providing resources to make communities economically strong without exploiting the less- advantaged, and to allow all individuals the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
We are active citizens, pursuing these goals by knocking on doors, participating in marches and vigils, holding educational forums, circulating petitions, maintaining a website, and meeting with our elected officials. We work in our own community, living out our belief that citizenship is as much about talking together locally as it is about federal and state elections. To our families and our neighbors, we say: Peace is not an abstract concept to read about in the newspaper, but a tangible goal we can and must pursue in our daily lives.