1941 December 08:
Jeannette Rankin casts sole vote against WWII
“Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress and a dedicated lifelong pacifist, casts the sole Congressional vote against the U.S. declaration of war on Japan. She was the only member of Congress to vote against U.S. involvement in both World Wars, having been among those who voted against American entry into World War I nearly a quarter of a century earlier….
When news of Rankin’s vote reached the crowd gathered outside the capitol, some patriots threatened to attack the Montana congresswoman, and police escorted her out of the building. Rankin was vilified in the press, accused of disloyalty, and called “Japanette Rankin,” among other impolite names. She stood her ground, however, and never apologized for her vote.“
“If I am remembered for no other act”, she said, “I want to be remembered as the only woman who ever voted to give women the right to vote.“
Today, corporate wars and profiteering have already bankrupted the nation.…
If we continue down this road towards the end of empire, our military expansion into deficits will trigger global recession before 2030. We will be in full retreat from 900 military bases in more than 150 nations while dying oceans rise to flood all shores.
But we have solutions!
We can leave the war parties behind by voting for The Green Party New Deal for Peace, People and Planet. Instead of voting against ourselves for unending wars, we can shut down the wars and force investment in peace, people and planet.
American women, Jeannette Rankin’s grass roots, can help move this nation away from 48 avoidable wars. We can invest trillions in peace, people and a healing planet.
The time is now.
Revolutionary solutions can work in 2024!
We can establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close 800+ offensive military bases that have turned our republic into a bankrupt but expanding empire.
We can shut down dozens of corporate wars, end U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers and begin to export knowledge, technology and peace instead of terror, munitions and war. We can vote for peace instead of surrendering to the war parties. We have the power
Si se puede.
Vote Green for Peace!
all ships can rise.
Thanks for supporting Alternative Media and Education
Contact Tim with questions
Please support Alternative Media and Education
and other real news resources…
Together we make a difference.
Thanks for all you do.
Join the Revolution!
Please Donate for Literacy and to keep this resource.