Thursday, March 3, 2011

The original Department of Peace Campaign

The Department of Peace Campaign began in 2004 following Dennis Kucinich's run for President.

The idea to create a United States Department of Peace and NonViolence is brilliant.

Volunteer to Create a Federal Department of Peace
Dept of peace:
needs District Coordinators Volunteers.

Become a Leader in your Congressional District!
Assume a leadership role and become an effective citizen advocate for the establishment of a U.S. Department of Peace!
Meet, organize and work with others in your community who are also committed to create a more peaceful and cooperative world!
Make a positive impact in the United States to support a world that works for everyone!
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
--Eleanor Roosevelt
Commit to playing a positive role as a volunteer for The Peace Alliance and the Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace. There is no more powerful role you can play to help move this effort forward. Become a Congressional District team leader and join a team of energetic and inspired individuals coordinating each of the 435 congressional districts in the United States.
As a Congressional District team leader you will have the opportunity to work in your local community to garner support for the historic Department of Peace legislation by building a network of local volunteers. You and your volunteer team will: contact congressional offices, inform the local media, educate the public on issues related to the legislation, and assist in raising funds to support our joint effort to bring peace to our planet.
You do not need to be an experienced community organizer or have a background in the political process to take advantage of this exciting and inspiring opportunity. It is your commitment to, and enthusiasm for, working with others to bring forward a culture of peace that will make you an effective and productive leader! The Peace Alliance is committed to assisting you and to providing you with all the information and training you need to become the best Congressional District team leader you can be. We can promise you that you will find the experience energizing, exciting and one that will enable you to join with others in your community who share your desire for a positive future.
Congressional District Team Leader Guidelines
As a Congressional District team leader, you will be the contact person for your Congressional District and the main link to The Peace Alliance office. Congressional District team leaders should expect to spend several hours a week working in this role to be an effective advocate and organizer. Your role is not to do everything, but to facilitate the work of others who are interested in supporting a cabinet level Department of Peace.
Below you will find a suggested list of responsibilities for a Congressional District team leader. The Peace Alliance has many coaching tools available to assist you in these and other key areas. Each Congressional District group will find their own unique flow and creative work pattern and together we will move this greater vision forward. As you consider this opportunity, please reference our website, which offers useful suggestions for the work ahead.
Congressional District Team Leader Responsibilities
To serve as a Congressional District team leader and to be recognized on The Peace Alliance website as the contact for your congressional district, you will be asked to complete the following basic tasks on an ongoing basis:
Answer all emails and phone calls - from people responding to your Congressional District link on The Peace Alliance website, or from individuals requesting information about your local group and the possibility of their own potential involvement.
Establish and help facilitate a local group to work with you in these key areas: contact and meet with congressional staff and your Members of Congress, provide public education and outreach, interface with local media, and generate fund-raising events and opportunities. You can share the facilitation of your group with other group members and delegate tasks as appropriate.
Schedule regular contact times with your State Coordinator for updates, coaching and support (at least once a month).
Visit The Peace Alliance website on a regular basis to stay current and to initiate local action within your Congressional District to enhance the power of the national effort.
Please seriously consider this opportunity at whatever level you can help with. Thank you!
We can guarantee that it will be deeply rewarding and educational. Contributing your skills and energy to this important local task will have global implications as we work together to build a culture of peace.
Tips on Organizing in your Local Community: Holding a Local Meeting
The Peace Alliance Commitment
We are here to support you. We know that your desire to join with others in your community who share your desire for a peaceful and cooperative society will enable you to draw on your leadership skills to organize your congressional district. The national campaign will supply you and your team with relevant information, powerful trainings and ongoing updates that will inspire you and make it possible for you to make a significant difference in your community, in our nation and in our world.
Whether you are one or many, we will support you.
We are offering trainings in communities with groups over 45 team members.

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