Monday, January 26, 2009

A Nobel Peace Prize for Pete Seeger

Maybe some of you are too young to remember Pete Seeger and his incredible contributions through music and protest to the peace movement, but I hope not. Pete remains as incredible and vital as ever, witnessed by his performance at Obama's Inaugural Concert, We Are One.

And now something that to me is long overdue...the nomination of Pete Seeger for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Barbara Lee, Congressional Representative from the 9th District, California, has agreed to carry the nomination of Pete Seeger for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The petition has grown to over 21 thousand signatures. If you go to this website, you'll see where you can click to sign the peitition and also see what moving and sincere comments people have made about how Pete opened their consciousness in so many ways. The petition will hopefully be kept open until the end of the year so that the final document will be sent to the Smithsonian Institution, or whereever Pete's archives will eventually be housed, as a document for posterity.

Thanks for signing.


Blogger Retiredandcrazy said...

What a great choice. I have signed the petition. OG and I went to the Nobel Museum in Stockholm a couple of years ago. Fascinating and highly recommended.

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