Take Action – Resolution: War Harms Children!
Adopted by CEASE on June 3, 2006
CEASE THE WAR!
CEASE (Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment) opposes war, particularly the war in Iraq. War harms all children and families, worldwide. We urge you, our professional colleagues, and the organizations in which you participate, to join us in continuing action to contact elected officials to press them to do what they can to end United States military involvement in Iraq as soon as possible. Join us in urging our elected officials to seek a peaceful solution to the wars occurring in Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, Israel, Afghanistan and other countries engaged in violent conflict around the world.
Drains the government resources which most low income children and their families need for meeting their basic human needs, and on which most children depend for the quality and affordability of their early care and education;
- Sets a bad example for young children by trying to resolve disputes by violence;
- Provides young children with role models of bullying and social isolation;
- Distracts the attention of their parents and other meaningful people in their lives from the important tasks related to helping them to grow, by stirring up internal and external conflicts among adults, just as the Vietnam War did;
- Is harmful to the environment.
Amended 9/6/06 CEASE Resolution
To support the above resolution, print the CEASE Resolution and share it with any groups and colleagues with whom you work. Ask them to join you in contacting the President, and all your representatives in Congress to urge them to bring a speedy end to the wars in which the U.S. is currently engaged, and change our national priorities to support the needs of children and their families.
To reach your legislators in Washington call: 202-225-3121