We are grandmothers committed to ending the military presence of the United States in the Middle East and Afghanistan. That presence kills and maims our grandsons and granddaughters, escalates death and destruction in several countries, and impedes our ability to deal with our own country’s social and economic needs. Our military interventions lead only to more military intervention and improve nothing for the people in the affected areas. Nor do those interventions keep the United States safer. To the contrary, the U.S.’s military behavior inflames and encourages radical anti-U.S. attitudes.

We invite all like-minded people to join us in protest.