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July 23rd: Downing Street Minutes 3rd Anniversary Events

July 23rd: Downing Street Minutes 3rd Anniversary Events

Several Congress Members have agreed to host events in their home districts on July 23rd, the third anniversary of the famous meeting on Downing Street. On that day, all over the country, there will be town hall meetings, dramatic readings of the Downing Street Minutes, study circles, and house parties. Participants around the country will be able to call into a conference call with Congressman John Conyers and other featured speakers.

If you haven't signed up yet, please do so now.

Our online events system allows you to post an event and have others sign up to attend it. If you'd like to organize an event in your city or town on July 23rd, now is the time to post something on the website at

If you're tentatively planning something, or you haven't identified a location, or you're not sure if a speaker you've invited can make it, or you can't decide on the time to start, DON'T WORRY.

Post the event, and then add the details as you get them.

Right now there are people from your neighborhood looking for an event to attend and not finding one. Once you've posted an event, they can start signing up. You can Email them and ask them to help out. They can Email you and propose ideas. Together, you can work out an ideal event. And we can go ahead and announce your event as part of a nationwide campaign.

But none of this can be set in motion until you post an event. Here's how:

Go to:


Type in your Zip Code.

Click on "Sign Up to Host an Event."

Fill information in each box, but in some cases the information can be "To Be Announced."


At you'll find a wealth of resources to make organizing an event easier and more effective, including resources to help with:

Talking Points
Inviting your Congress Member and/or Senators
Inviting the Media
Inviting the Community
Playing a DVD
Performing a Dramatic Reading of the Downing Street Minutes
Finding a Good MC
Holding a Panel Discussion
Writing Postcards to Congress Members or Senators not Present
Training Participants in Effective Lobbying
Collecting Attendees' Contact Information
Handing Out Supplies of Flyers
Distributing Shirts, Stickers, Mugs, Magnets
Holding a Study Circle
And Using Events Between Now and July 23 to Raise Profile



Speaking Events


War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Book Tour

May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
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May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
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May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
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May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710
Contact Dan Yaseen 559-251-3361,
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June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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June 24 Roanoke, Va.
7:30 pm @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015)

Other Events Here.




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