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How did your local “Rethink the Cost” Meetup go?

Posted by Derrick Crowe on March 14th, 2011

This past Saturday, Rethinkers in communities all over the country joined their neighbors for “Rethink the Cost,” a worldwide Meetup day organized by Rethink Afghanistan. I attended the Meetup in Austin, Texas, and as always, it was a great experience. I got to know new friends who share my desire to end this war that’s not making us safer and that’s not worth the cost. Just as importantly, we made concrete plans to take local action to help end the war. Members of our Meetup decided to participate in an upcoming anti-war rally, and we’re chipping in to have a banner for our local Rethink Afghanistan Meetup printed which we’ll carry at the event. And, we made plans to get together and leaflet soon so we can spread the word about the need to bring our troops home.

We will plan other Rethink Afghanistan worldwide Meetup days over the next few months, but don’t feel like you have to wait for us! You can use the Rethink Afghanistan Meetup page to schedule your own events to get your local community together to work to bring troops home. For example, Rethinkers in Chicago used the tool to organize a peace vigil. Just go to the Rethink Afghanistan Meetup page, click on your local community’s link, and finish this sentence in the text field: “Let’s Meetup and…”

How did your local Meetup go? Do you have any photos you can share with us? Would you be willing to write a quick blog post about your local event? Contact derrick[at]bravenewfoundation.org and let us know. Or, leave your comments and photo links in the comments section of this post. Be sure to tag your photos and videos with either “RethinkAfghanistan” or “RethinktheCost”, and use the #rethinkafghanistan or #rethinkthecost hashtags for your related tweets.

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