Dear World Citizen,
The tumultuous lead-up to our Presidential election has so consumed the nation that little attention has been paid to anything else. Unfortunately, now that the election is over, it looks like the aftermath may be just as captivating. Nevertheless, our global problems rage on: the earth continues to warm at an alarming rate, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to boil, ISIS and the Sunni-Shiite War continues to claim lives, the threat of “loose nukes” and possibly even a “limited” nuclear war continues to increase, mass migration due to global violence and social injustice goes on unchecked, cyber criminals and terrorists get more sophisticated by the day, and pandemics such as Ebola and Zika continue to threaten our populations. For all these reasons and more, we, the people of the world, need to find a better way to govern ourselves.
Of all the ways seriously considered, the creation of a World Federation, with a democratically elected World Parliament, World Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Judiciary system, holds to greatest hope of insuring peace, security, freedom, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Many prominent thinkers and leaders such as Einstein and Gandhi supported this great vision. In the age of the internet and electronic communication, it is now possible for a small group of activists to get a new idea out to the world with amazing speed and efficiency. The idea of a Democratic World Federation is unknown to most people, and we are dedicated to educating the public and politicians as to its benefits.
Democratic World Federalists is part of a world-wide network of organizations that are working to bring about this change to our global governance structure. Our website, newsletter, events and public presentations are designed to inform the public and build support, but we need your help. In 2017, we will become a membership organization, and we welcome you to join us. For as little as $50/year ($25 for students and seniors), you become a Global Citizen member; $100+/year, you become a World Activist member; and for $250+/year you become a World Ambassador member. We offer thank you gifts for each level of membership.
You can become a member by making an online payment through our website at www.dwfed.org. All donations above $50 (or $25 for students and seniors) given between now and the end of 2016 will be credited toward your 2017 membership.
We urge you to become a member of the Democratic World Federalists so that we can work together to achieve a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. As we approach #GivingTuesday, we are raising the funds for our next year of operation. Although we are primarily a volunteer-based organization, we have modest operating expenses:
- A $100 donation will allow us to host informational tables at 2 Bay Area festivals;
- A $250 donation will purchase a projector so that we can host informational presentations with larger groups of people;
- A $500 donation will help us update and reprint our informational pamphlets;
- And, a $1000 donation will purchase a new office computer.
Whether or not you become a member, we are grateful for your support. Your contribution will help build the kind of movement necessary to bring this vital message to the public.
For a Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World,
Bob Flax, Ph.D.