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We had an amazing turnout for our campaign to stop the House from authorizing another $162.6 billion for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Our calls commanded action in Congress last week – 2/3rds of the Democratic Party voted against more funding and over 100 Republicans voted “present” in a dire political play.
Now the war funding is in the Senate before it goes back to the house. The Senate is set to vote on the funding within next few days and then the bill will be sent to the House for a final vote.
Call Both Your Senators and ask them to vote no on more funding for the occupation of Iraq and support brining troops and contractors home within a year. Then call your Representative and ask them to do the same.
ASK: To be connected to your Senator by their name or find them by your State.
TELL: Your Senator to stop funding this illegal occupation and publically support a comprehensive exit strategy outlined in HR 5507.
CALL AGAIN: Make sure to call both your Senators and your Representative. This will most likely be the only vote on Iraq this year!
REPORT: At the Peace Blog about how your call went!
The House already voted to stop this funding. Now it’s time to send the the same resounding message to the Senate and to make sure the House defeats it again. We will not let them waste one more precious dollar on this illegal occupation. Instead that money should be used to redeploy our troops out of Iraq and focus on the crisis here at home. Call the Senate tell them to STOP this supplemental and SUPPORT troop withdrawal.
In early March 2008, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War marched from Constitution Center to Valley Forge. They marched to bring attention to their Winter Soldier event which took place a couple of weeks later, but also to send a message to active duty and veterans of the occupation in Iraq. This video contains that message. If you are a soldier currently serving in Iraq you can assert your right to free speech, visit An Appeal for Redress to get the information you need.
This video is worth watching to the end – straight talk from active duty soldiers and vets about their reasons for opposing the war.
With all the fury over Rev. Wright’s comments I thought I would share a post of one of McCain’s supporters. Here, he has a lot to say about the Cathloic faith. May have something to do with the Pope rejecting the Iraqi occupation as illegal. I’m no friend to any specific faith – I have faith in none and all of them at the same time. Just being fair!