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CODE PINK CAMPAIGNER: Campaigning To Bring War Dollars Home

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Janet is a Campaigner for a Peace and Justice Organization; not only does she take part in streets protests, she also networks, and does multimedia and communication work while in the field. She credits the war in Iraq with launching her into activism. What she knows now about her career is the importance of having a good grasp of communication skills, supporting colleagues and learning from others.

Degree: Education
Job Title: Campaigner
Employer: Code Pink

Job Summary: Accountants and Auditors

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Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

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$40,000 - $110,000
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Full-time, Long hours
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Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
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Detail oriented, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills, Mathematical skills

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m='12270'>is</span> <span m='12490'>funded</span> <span m='12970'>through</span> <span m='13140'>the</span> <span m='13250'>Department</span> <span m='13730'>of</span> <span m='13820'>Defense.</span> </p><p><span m='14730'>So</span> <span m='15490'>today,</span> <span m='15910'>Monday,</span> <span m='16350'>was</span> <span m='17020'>typical</span> <span m='17470'>in</span> <span m='17730'>the sense</span> <span m='18110'>that</span> <span m='18270'>I</span> <span m='18320'>was</span> <span m='18510'>out on</span> <span m='18740'>the</span> <span m='18830'>streets</span> <span m='19710'>with</span> <span m='20090'>other</span> <span m='20410'>like-minded</span> <span m='21030'>people</span> <span m='21530'>doing</span> <span m='21990'>a</span> <span m='22060'>protest</span> <span m='22750'>of</span> <span m='23025'>a</span> <span m='23300'>war</span> <span m='23510'>profiteer</span> <span m='24370'>that's also</span> <span m='24810'>making</span> <span m='25250'>money</span> <span m='26130'>off</span> <span m='27010'>doing</span> <span m='27690'>surveillance,</span> <span m='28420'>doing</span> <span m='28690'>IT</span> <span m='29050'>work,</span> <span m='29790'>for</span> <span m='30010'>the</span> <span m='30200'>NSA.</span> <span m='31440'>And,</span> <span m='32290'>of</span> <span m='32710'>course,</span> <span m='33180'>I'm</span> <span m='33350'>using</span> <span m='33650'>my</span> <span m='33770'>trusty</span> <span m='35670'>phone,</span> <span m='35910'>which</span> <span m='36130'>is</span> <span m='36250'>also</span> <span m='36520'>my</span> <span m='36660'>camera</span> <span m='37750'>and</span> <span m='38640'>my link</span> <span m='39080'>to my</span> <span m='39380'>email.</span> </p><p><span m='39970'>So</span> <span m='40180'>with</span> <span m='40380'>this</span> <span m='40790'>I</span> <span m='41390'>take</span> <span m='41810'>photos,</span> <span m='42110'>I</span> <span m='42350'>Tweet,</span> <span m='42890'>I</span> <span m='43080'>check</span> <span m='43380'>my</span> <span m='43570'>email</span> <span m='43920'>from</span> <span m='44090'>other</span> <span m='44350'>staff</span> <span m='44740'>members.</span> <span m='45770'>Of course,</span> <span m='46140'>I'm</span> <span m='46340'>available</span> <span m='46850'>for</span> <span m='47000'>phone calls,</span> <span m='48220'>and</span> <span m='48710'>I</span> <span m='49160'>shop</span> <span m='49450'>a little</span> <span m='49740'>36-second</span> <span m='50960'>video</span> <span m='51480'>on</span> <span m='51815'>this,</span> <span m='52150'>which</span> <span m='52490'>I'm</span> <span m='52690'>also</span> <span m='53140'>sending</span> <span m='53520'>around</span> <span m='53660'>by</span> <span m='54157'>email.</span> <span m='55151'>So</span> <span m='56642'>its a</span> <span m='57139'>combination of</span> <span m='58133'>networking</span> <span m='58630'>with people,</span> <span m='59350'>doing</span> <span m='59880'>media</span> <span m='60270'>and</span> <span m='60400'>communications</span> <span m='61310'>work,</span> <span m='62100'>and</span> <span m='62490'>getting</span> <span m='62860'>out or</span> <span m='63050'>message.</span> </p><p><span m='64129'>For</span> <span m='64819'>14</span> <span m='65349'>years,</span> <span m='65820'>I</span> <span m='66040'>taught</span> <span m='66580'>English</span> <span m='66870'>to</span> <span m='67160'>immigrants--</span> <span m='68086'>I</span> <span m='68549'>was an</span> <span m='69012'>ESL</span> <span m='69475'>teacher.</span> <span m='70401'>And I</span> <span m='70864'>really</span> <span m='71327'>loved</span> <span m='71790'>that work,</span> <span m='72253'>and</span> <span m='73180'>in some</span> <span m='73260'>ways</span> <span m='73550'>it</span> <span m='73730'>radicalized</span> <span m='74095'>me,</span> <span m='74760'>constantly</span> <span m='75760'>meeting</span> <span m='76150'>and</span> <span m='76280'>talking</span> <span m='76550'>with</span> <span m='76650'>people</span> <span m='77240'>from</span> <span m='77630'>other</span> <span m='78020'>countries.</span> <span m='78410'>And</span> <span m='79270'>then</span> <span m='79520'>in</span> <span m='79650'>2003</span> <span m='81380'>when</span> <span m='81950'>one</span> <span m='82150'>of</span> <span m='82200'>my</span> <span m='82370'>nephews</span> <span m='82940'>got</span> <span m='83170'>called</span> <span m='83520'>up</span> <span m='84370'>and</span> <span m='84540'>he</span> <span m='84690'>bravely</span> <span m='85310'>refused</span> <span m='85770'>to</span> <span m='85870'>go</span> <span m='86050'>to</span> <span m='86310'>Iraq--</span> <span m='87070'>but</span> <span m='87300'>he</span> <span m='87440'>was</span> <span m='87640'>called</span> <span m='87890'>up</span> <span m='88010'>by</span> <span m='88160'>the</span> <span m='88280'>Marine</span> <span m='88600'>Corps,</span> <span m='89030'>and</span> <span m='89140'>then</span> <span m='90160'>the</span> <span m='90270'>US</span> <span m='90690'>attacked</span> <span m='91470'>Iraq</span> <span m='92250'>in a</span> <span m='92680'>completely</span> <span m='93340'>illegal</span> <span m='93900'>and</span> <span m='94020'>inhumane</span> <span m='94600'>war</span> <span m='95300'>that</span> <span m='95480'>has</span> <span m='95660'>had</span> <span m='95890'>devastating</span> <span m='96610'>consequences</span> <span m='97500'>for</span> <span m='97630'>both</span> <span m='97890'>the</span> <span m='97990'>US</span> <span m='98470'>and</span> <span m='98770'>Iraq--</span> <span m='100920'>I</span> <span m='101420'>just found</span> <span m='101660'>myself</span> <span m='102320'>on</span> <span m='102610'>the</span> <span m='102750'>activist</span> <span m='103390'>path.</span> </p><p><span m='103910'>And</span> <span m='104750'>so</span> <span m='105570'>I</span> <span m='105780'>joined</span> <span m='106105'>Code</span> <span m='106430'>Pink</span> <span m='107240'>just</span> <span m='107520'>as</span> <span m='107640'>an</span> <span m='107970'>active</span> <span m='108420'>member</span> <span m='109280'>in</span> <span m='109470'>spring</span> <span m='109790'>of</span> <span m='109900'>2003,</span> <span m='111010'>and</span> <span m='111530'>different</span> <span m='111870'>things</span> <span m='112100'>have</span> <span m='112280'>happened</span> <span m='112820'>since.</span> <span m='113200'>And</span> <span m='113663'>now</span> <span m='114126'>I'm working</span> <span m='114589'>on this</span> <span m='115052'>campaign.</span> </p><p><span m='115980'>When</span> <span m='116210'>I</span> <span m='116310'>started</span> <span m='116910'>in</span> <span m='117020'>2003,</span> <span m='118120'>I</span> <span m='118150'>was</span> <span m='118490'>just so</span> <span m='118850'>angry</span> <span m='119420'>and</span> <span m='119540'>anguished</span> <span m='120430'>and</span> <span m='120610'>I</span> <span m='120670'>just</span> <span m='120930'>kept</span> <span m='121200'>feeling</span> <span m='121640'>like</span> <span m='122300'>we</span> <span m='122430'>just</span> <span m='122770'>have</span> <span m='123010'>to</span> <span m='123180'>keep</span> <span m='123500'>getting</span> <span m='123820'>out</span> <span m='124050'>there</span> <span m='124350'>and</span> <span m='124490'>just</span> <span m='125370'>screaming</span> <span m='125890'>at</span> <span m='125980'>people.</span> <span m='126360'>And</span> <span m='126640'>I</span> <span m='126920'>didn't</span> <span m='127120'>really</span> <span m='127380'>have</span> <span m='127560'>an</span> <span m='127670'>idea</span> <span m='127980'>of</span> <span m='128060'>developing</span> <span m='128710'>my</span> <span m='128850'>skills,</span> <span m='129440'>especially</span> <span m='129900'>my</span> <span m='130270'>communication</span> <span m='131290'>skills,</span> <span m='132510'>and</span> <span m='132740'>with</span> <span m='132910'>the</span> <span m='133010'>general</span> <span m='133410'>public.</span> <span m='134290'>Although,</span> <span m='134670'>I</span> <span m='134800'>have</span> <span m='135220'>skills</span> <span m='135690'>in</span> <span m='135780'>that</span> <span m='136020'>way</span> <span m='136570'>from</span> <span m='136630'>being</span> <span m='136930'>a</span> <span m='137000'>teacher--</span> <span m='137490'>being</span> <span m='137720'>an</span> <span m='137810'>adult</span> <span m='138330'>educator.</span> </p><p><span m='139460'>So</span> <span m='140830'>what</span> <span m='141230'>I</span> <span m='141320'>would</span> <span m='141490'>say</span> <span m='141700'>now</span> <span m='142160'>is</span> <span m='143190'>immediately</span> <span m='144240'>start</span> <span m='144620'>learning</span> <span m='145290'>your</span> <span m='145650'>skills.</span> <span m='146370'>And</span> <span m='146620'>don't</span> <span m='146860'>expect</span> <span m='147480'>that</span> <span m='147830'>just</span> <span m='147970'>because</span> <span m='148210'>people</span> <span m='148560'>agree</span> <span m='148870'>with</span> <span m='149050'>you</span> <span m='149560'>that</span> <span m='149720'>they'll</span> <span m='149920'>take</span> <span m='150170'>action,</span> <span m='150640'>or</span> <span m='151070'>just</span> <span m='151280'>because</span> <span m='151600'>they</span> <span m='151790'>don't</span> <span m='152080'>agree</span> <span m='152370'>with</span> <span m='152590'>you</span> <span m='152890'>that</span> <span m='153070'>they</span> <span m='153190'>won't</span> <span m='153510'>come</span> <span m='153710'>around</span> <span m='154200'>and</span> <span m='154900'>eventually</span> <span m='155640'>see</span> <span m='156290'>and</span> <span m='156550'>get</span> <span m='156720'>on board</span> <span m='157190'>with</span> <span m='157360'>your</span> <span m='157665'>message.</span> </p><p><span m='158340'>It's</span> <span m='158490'>a</span> <span m='158570'>combination</span> <span m='159280'>of</span> <span m='159630'>building</span> <span m='160000'>around</span> <span m='160290'>your own</span> <span m='160730'>skills,</span> <span m='161040'>supporting</span> <span m='161760'>other</span> <span m='162060'>people</span> <span m='162480'>that</span> <span m='162610'>you're</span> <span m='162730'>working</span> <span m='163120'>with</span> <span m='163340'>closely,</span> <span m='163890'>your</span> <span m='164010'>commarades--</span> <span m='164860'>in</span> <span m='164970'>my</span> <span m='165120'>case</span> <span m='165440'>it's</span> <span m='165690'>mostly</span> <span m='166010'>other</span> <span m='166270'>women.</span> <span m='167010'>And</span> <span m='167160'>I've</span> <span m='167300'>met</span> <span m='167590'>so</span> <span m='167800'>many</span> <span m='168060'>brilliant,</span> <span m='168820'>wonderful</span> <span m='169360'>women</span> <span m='170400'>over</span> <span m='170550'>the</span> <span m='170940'>past</span> <span m='171330'>decade.</span> <span m='172450'>And</span> <span m='172710'>then,</span> <span m='172980'>also,</span> <span m='173830'>just</span> <span m='174430'>not</span> <span m='174880'>getting</span> <span m='175180'>discouraged--</span> <span m='175820'>as</span> <span m='175930'>hard</span> <span m='176150'>as</span> <span m='176340'>it</span> <span m='176440'>is--</span> <span m='176730'>and</span> <span m='176810'>continuing</span> <span m='177390'>to</span> <span m='177540'>talk</span> <span m='177780'>and</span> <span m='177870'>reach</span> <span m='178160'>out</span> <span m='178310'>to</span> <span m='178400'>people,</span> <span m='178950'>and</span> <span m='179130'>learn</span> <span m='179370'>from</span> <span m='179530'>people,</span> <span m='179950'>as</span> <span m='180110'>well</span> <span m='180630'>be</span> <span m='180820'>out</span> <span m='180960'>there</span> <span m='181770'>punching</span> <span m='181880'>out the</span> <span m='182090'>message.</span> </p>","file":{"id":343124,"video_id":"3111849171001","name":"1831-Janet-p-PeaceActivist","duration":184320,"thumbnail_url":null}});