Here's What You Need to Know About CODE PINK

With the Republican National Convention underway and the Democratic National Convention soon to follow, protesters of all different kinds will take their positions at arguably the biggest political events of the season. Among them, CODE PINK will hold its ground at both assemblies, hoping to "raise a ruckus" at each in order to encourage others to elect a #President4Peace.

Founded in the fall of 2002 by Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, and Gael Murphy, CODE PINK's main goal is to find a presidential candidate who will agree to forming "U.S. relations with the rest of the world... based on respect, cooperation, and demilitarization."

Learn more about the organization below.

Despite its name and slogan, CODE PINK: Women for Peace, is not exclusively for women. However, they do strongly encourage participation from "mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters."


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This grassroots group organizes campaigns to channel democracy on issues where they feel it is due and, of course, since it's almost time for a new president, they want to make sure we pick the right one.

Follow the RNC and DNC to see them make "beautiful trouble" armed with their "10-point peace platform."

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