Dear Editor, I am writing to encourage local peace activists to stand behind Katherine Jashinski. Katherine is a specialist in the Texas Army National Guard (and former UT-Austin student) who has filed for conscientious objector status, and who has publicly declared that she will not deploy to Iraq. Women and men who take a stand like hers deserve our support. War may not be stopped by the politicians, but it can be stopped if soldiers follow their conscience and refuse to fight. For more information on her case, please visit: www.jmbzine.com/wordpress/?p=135.