Missoula area residents sign peace petition, to send to White House


MISSOULA, Mont. - Sunday afternoon NBC Montana caught up with Missoula area residents who say they want to send a message of peace to President Obama. It's all part of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Centers 27th annual peace party. At the event guests were invited to add their names to a petition that will be sent to the President Obama saying they do not want military strikes used against Syria.

Organizers tell us it's all about having a discussion and open communicate with the White House. Liz Stoeckel, Chair of the Coordinating Council with the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center, says they prefer a diplomatic approach in Syria. "We would much prefer a diplomatic approach to intervening in this crisis and making the U.S.'s presence known," she tells us. "In a way it's a great time for all of us to come together as a community to reflect on these issues because it gives us a platform to talk about it." Organizers tell us so far they have gathered over 200 signatures. If you are interested in signing the petition organizers encourage you to stop by the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center. For more information, click here.