August 29, 2008
Barack Obama gave a powerful message last night when he said that the election was not about him, but about us. The same is true for the change we are so anxious to see-it's about us building the momentum. That's why CODEPINK and other grassroots activists from all over the country were so determined to take the message of peace to the Democratic National Convention. While Barack Obama barely mentioned Iraq in his acceptance speech, we were there all week long to bring a peace platform to the DNC.
Yes, there were some places where we were not welcome (and even kicked out!) but most delegates embraced us with love and gratitude. They, too, are frustrated by the lack of leadership in our country when it comes to getting out of Iraq, and are ready to stand up for issues and not just candidates. Over 1,000 delegates wore or held our message, I am A Delegate for PEACE.