Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle published a brief letter from Louise Neal, “Remove Nuclear arms from Turkey.” It won’t be up on the Chronicle’s website for long, so see the attached PDF.
Louise wanted to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to to send their own letters, on this issue or another one. She reminds us that one thing Stephen McNeil said in his Shared Security talk was that Letters to the Editor is one of the most-read sections of the newspaper.
Good job, Louise!
Thanks to everyone who made our booth at the Solano Stroll this past Sunday a success! Around 250 people stopped by to participate in the One Minute for Peace activity, making government spending allocations with pennies among six general categories. I’m not sure which category garnered the most, but social programs, healthcare & income assistance, and preventing war were definitely the top three–and current & past wars was dead last! Lots of folks curious about Friends, or who have connections to Friends in some way, stopped by as well.
Here’s a photo of the dauntless setup crew, many of whom were also there for all or part of the day. Thanks especially go to Louise Neal for proposing and shepherding through the idea, and Faith Jansen Brewer for taking charge of the overall coordination and many of the details. Good job, Friends!
If you don’t regularly read the Oakland Tribune, you probably missed Louise Neal’s letter to the editor on the subject of nuclear disarmament:
Good job, Louise! Thanks for being a voice for peace in the public sphere.