A Little Civil Assistance Can Go a Long Way

December 17, 2018 Cindy Sheehan 1 Comment

In October, (Women’s) March on the Pentagon came up with the theory of Acts of Civil Assistance, which entails helping people who are being harmed by the US Empire and its insane war budget. Our first Act was to feed hungry people right across the street from the White House and now we are raising money for aid to Yemen.

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, during the weekend celebrating his work and life, we are calling for Acts of Civil Assistance.

Before Dr. King realized that militarism was just as evil as poverty and racism, he devoted his life to the civil and human rights of poor people, so on the weekend of the other women’s march and Dr. King’s birthday, (Women’s) March on the Pentagon is also calling for our supporters and fellow activists to perform acts of Civil Assistance in your community.

There is so much need out there, and even just a little Civil Assistance can go a long way:

  • Donate items to a local homeless shelter
  • Volunteer at a food panty
  • Donate to a local food bank
  • Teach your children/grandchildren about Dr. King and his three evils: “militarism, racism, poverty.”
  • Take (W)MOP flyers to a local recruiting station
  • Organize a (W)MOP contingent in your town to mobilize against the War Machine quickly and to help in Acts of Civil Assistance locally
  • Look at your own community – where is the greatest need?

“An individual has not started living until s(he) can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


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