Testify for Truth & Accountability

Seventy-six percent of the nation now considers the war in Iraq a mistake. That mistake created hundreds of thousands of casualties, and cost billions of dollars.  That mistake forced my now ex-husband to serve two year-long tours in Iraq. His severe post-combat trauma led to a crystal meth addiction that cost me my home and  everything I loved. It almost cost me my life. 

I have been invited to testify at the People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War in Washington, D.C., on December 1 and 2, 2016.  I am asking for your donation to help me get there. The Tribunal will be an opportunity to expose the lies told to justify the Iraq War and the innumerable costs too many people—myself included— have paid and will continue to pay as the result of the war and occupation.

According to Code Pink, one of the purposes of the Commission is to “call on President Obama to create a Commission on Truth and Accountability to hold accountable those who have been responsible for the war.”

After more than a decade of war, military and pediatrics researchers declared military kids a high-risk population due to skyrocketing rates of mental health problems, child abuse, and neglect.  The Pentagon stated that there were “too many” military family member suicides to track, and wives of combat veterans with PTSD became more likely to suffer potentially lethal domestic violence than any other group in the country. 

With your support, I will speak from horrific personal experience about the battles I and thousands of other families of Iraq war veterans have fought, battles that may never end. I will provide compelling medical and genetic research to show that the mental and physical health of Iraq war veterans’ spouses and caregivers, children, and grandchildren may have been irreversibly harmed by the war in Iraq.  

I need your help to raise $3,000 for RT airfare, ground transportation, and room and board. Please help me do what I can to help bend the moral arc of the Universe toward justice, and stop the next war now. Donations of $200 or more will receive an autographed copy of my book, Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans Are Wounded By Our Wars. (2015) I thank you in advance for your generous donation.


Stacy Bannerman
Medford, OR

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