Code Pink Co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans Almost On Stage With Banners During Sarah Palin’s Speech At The RNC

by Trendy

Code Pink is an anti-war and peace loving group that was formed by a group of women who were unhappy with Bush’s war in Iraq. The name Code Pink, according to the organization’s website, ” is a play on the Bush Administration’s color-coded homeland security alerts — yellow, orange, red — that signal terrorist threats.”

Last night during Sarah Palin’s speech at the RNC convention, the co-founders of Code Pink Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans got within a close distance of Sarah Palin on one end of the stage. They revealed pink banners that said “Palin is not a woman’s choice” and shouted “Women say no to war!” and “Women need a vice-president for peace!” Sarah Palin briefly stopped her speech to take a look at the protesters before they were taken away by the Secret Service. To read more on this incident, go here. To view a video of this incident, go to this wcco.com page.

Mission of the Code Pink Organization is

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects the Bush administration’s fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.

They have made their feelings heard on a national stage, where going to war with Iraq was being justified. Code Pink protesters have been in the news on almost a daily basis during the current Republican convention in Saint Paul. They were also present in Denver during the Democratic National Convention. The latest news is that four CodePink activists were today arrested by Saint Paul Cops.

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