Hi. This is yoko ono.
I fully support the idea of voting for a DEPARTMENT OF PEACE.
Please read the following instructions and VOTE!
VOTE for a Department of Peace NOW
Make sure the BLUE VOTE BUTTON next to the title has turned to a RED VOTED BUTTON in order for your vote to be counted
VOTE to appoint a Secretary of Peace in a Department of Peace and Non-Violence
Our planet, our media, our social interactions, our homes all suffer from the epidemic of inter-personal violence and warfare that plagues America. With the establishment of a Department of Peace and Non-Violence, with a respected Secretary of Peace in the Presidents Cabinet, and a program to reduce violence in cities, nations, and even in our homes, we will all benefit from the growth of a culture of peace. While this is a new layer of the Federal Government, it is a positive force for change, for handling the rage and violence that has cost our country billions in emergency rooms, police protection, broken homes and marriages. This is not an attempt to circumvent or replace the Department of Defense nor to co-opt the Department of State. This is a new entity, in the Presidents Cabinet, a Department dedicated to training peace-keepers, educating our children, and suggesting non-violent alternatives to hostility, and war. We are asking for a motive and a method to counteract violence, with positive potentials for resolution of conflict, by individuals trained to work with local, state and national approaches, building a United States that no longer glorifies warfare and deadly force, but brings to the table a sincere desire for peace, and a methodology to achieve it.
Stephen Zendt (I am a Senior Citizen, work in Financial Services), Walnut Creek, CA, Dec 02 @ 01:07PM PST
Ideas for Change in America Ideas for Change in America is a nationwide competition to identify the best ideas for change in America. The top 10 ideas will be presented to the Obama administration just before inauguration day and form the basis of a nationwide advocacy campaign to turn each idea into actual policy.
National Website: www.ThePeaceAlliance.org
Read the Federal Bill to establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence in Congress [pdf]
Hasta aquí, cumplo con publicar la nota recibida de Yoko Ono el 11 de enero de 2009 bajo el título de Please VOTE for a Department of Peace NOW. Me pregunto dónde y qué estaría haciendo John, su esposo, si todavía estuviera entre nosotros. Porque Yoko, quien pasado mañana estará por aquí en la Universidad de Stanford, se mantuvo hasta hoy en sus principios de paz y amor.
Santa Clara, California
12 de enero de 2009