War Resisters League 21st Annual Raffle for Resistance - 2009

Martin Luther King by Vanessa Chakour (created entirely with the words to his speech, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence)

Martin Luther King by Vanessa Chakour
(created entirely with the words to his speech,
Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Win a holiday gift for a loved one!

Your raffle contribution goes directly to support the campaigns and programs of the War Resisters League in our efforts to end war and eliminate its causes. We try to choose prizes with some special meaning, unique, handcrafted items and/or those from people or companies who are members and friends in the struggle for peace and justice.

It's easy to enter!  Print out the raffle form here (note: it's an 11 x 14 pdf).Then send in a donation of $2 for every ticket that you want to enter. Write your name, address and phone number on each ticket. Ensure that all tickets are entered by completing each one. We know that it can be tough to repeat this many times over, so use an address stamp or stickers. Surprise a friend or two by sending in a few tickets with their names as well.

You can also order more tickets to sell. We have a profit-sharing plan for groups that sell more than 50 tickets. Sell them at marches, demonstrations, concerts, conferences. Have them at your literature table.

Contact us at wrl-AT-warresisters.org to make the arrangements.  Be sure to write "WRL Raffle 2009 in the subject line.  We are always eager for new suggestions and offers of prizes for future raffles. Please let us hear from you!

Winners will be determined at a random drawing at the November meeting of WRL's Fundraising Committee and notified thereafter.

Grand Prizes

Four Nights on Cape Cod

Take your family and friends on a retreat or a short vacation to this quiet getaway on Cape Cod, Mass. The three-room house is located next to a nature preserve near Hyannis and Woods Hole and includes a wonderful screened-in porch! (Sorry, travel is not included.)

3 Nights in Santa Cruz

Enjoy a home stay in Santa Cruz, California, with a private room and bath and home-cooked breakfast and dinner. Take in the lush mountains and dramatic coast, aquarium, music festivals, and art shows. (Sorry, travel is not included.)


New York City Ballet Tickets
Spend a night out in New York City with a friend or loved one at the world-famous New York City Ballet. Front row, first ring center! A Tuesday evening in January, February, May or June. (Dates to be determined in consultation with donor.)

Pawleys Island Rope Hammock
Have a wonderful night’s sleep or a delightful nap in this cool, comfortable, and sturdy 100% hand-woven cotton hammock, perfect for indoor or outdoor use.

Jazz Life
This impressive collector’s item coffee-table book is filled with amazing photographs of legendary and unsung jazz musicians taken by celebrated photographer William Claxton during a 1960 U.S. road trip with musicologist Joachim Berendt.

Hand-Woven Tais from East Timor
The tais is East Timor’s traditional textile; this beautiful, hand-woven one is typical of those created by East Timorese women and makes a wonderful throw or wall hanging.

Set of 12 Posters by Luba Lukova

12 striking political posters by renowned artist and designer Luba Lukova (editor of the WRL 2010 Peace Calendar). These colorful images focus on social justice themes including censorship, health care, immigration, and peace.

Homemade Bread
Break bread! Former bakery owner and longtime nonviolence activist Marjorie Swann Edwin will make and send you 2 loaves of organic, whole wheat raisin bread 6 times for a year.

3 Books from The New Press
Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas (Paul McGeough); Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation (Harvey Pekar; Edited by Paul Buhle,); Home Fronts: A Wartime America Reader (edited by Michael S. Foley and Brendan P. O’Malley—look for the War Resisters League throughout the book!).

Martin Luther King Jr. Print
Vanessa Chakour used layers of text from MLK Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech to create a vibrant portrait of this great leader in nonviolence. Signed, limited-edition print on 34” x 24" archival paper (unframed).

Original Artwork
by New London Artist/Poet Team
Anne Scheibuer and Emmett Jarrett collaborated on this magical piece which combines the poem “Fireflies in Winter: Imagine Peace” with a whimsical black-and-white abstract drawing. 8½” x 11” including frame.

2 Handmade African Baskets
Use these beautiful hand-woven baskets (one large and one small) from Ghana anywhere in your home. Lovely items to display alone or to hold kitchen tools, jewelry, or odds and ends.

WRL Shirt and Hat
Wear your politics proudly with a t-shirt and baseball cap—both with our famous broken rifle logo.

Peace: The Biography of a Symbol
A National Geographic pictorial history of the peace symbol, by Ken Kolsbrun and Michael Sweeney.


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