The brilliant activists at WinWithoutWarUS.org and MoveOn.org and staged a remarkable feat yesterday they called a Virtual March on Washington. Through world-of-mouth and their websites, they organized hundreds of thousands of Americans in a single day to call their elected representatives and the White House to register their opposition to a war with Iraq.
By all accounts, the action was a roaring success; switchboards were lit up across Washington, harried aides were fielding what calls made it through the tangled lines, and not a soul on Capitol Hill could ignore the message.
I heard from friends, family, and employees of The Body Shop, many of whom participated in the event, sometimes waiting on hold or braving busy signals for up to an hour before leaving messages of peace with their Senators and the White House.
Read more about this amazing moment in activism history at MoveOn.org or WinWithoutWarUS.org.
Some news coverage of the Virtual March:
New York Times
Kudos to everyone involved!