Open letter to the council and all of my friends and family.
Dear Mayor and members of the Portland City Council:
I write to you this day to ask a favor of all of you. There is a noble man who is on a hunger strike outside of your offices. Mr. Cameron Whitten is a man who will suffer for Human Rights. He intends to continue his protest for 30 days; he is now on day 4.
The favor I ask of all of you is simple, stop and chat with my friend, say hello and ask if he is in need of anything. I know you are busy, but take a few minutes each day and do a very noble and human thing for yourself. He does have requests/demands but they all have to do with human rights and that is surely something we can all agree with as a goal.
I know we fight and disagree but this simple act on your part will make you smile sometime during the day. I will try to get down there often and ask that you join me in a simple act of caring about the others.
For Justice,Peace and *Laughter,
Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
Individuals for Justice http://individualsforjustice.com
Proud member of Oregon Progressive Party, http://progparty.org/
War is failure, occupation a disgrace!