In 2018, Peace Alliance/ Department of Peacebuilding volunteers celebrated Mother’s Day – which was originally a call for a day of peace -- by taking pies to the offices of legislators and delivering the message that “Peace wants a piece of the federal budget pie.” Advocates promoted establishment of a cabinet level Department of Peacebuilding and other peace-related legislation and initiatives.
In New Mexico, at least two different groups met with legislators, including two New Mexico Representatives and the two New Mexico Senators. Photo #1 is at the office of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1). Photo #2 is of Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM-3).
In South Dakota, Pax Christi members took pies to the offices of both SD Senators. Photo #3 is at the office of Sen. John Thune. (SD).
For more about the flavors of the pie meetings, see Mother’s Day 2018 Call for Peace & CA, CO, GA Photos. See also Mother’s Day Peace 2018 – More No. CA & So. CA Photos.
Thank you to all who participated. Pie on.
On Behalf of the National and CA Department of Peacebuilding Campaigns
And Pie-Givers All