House Votes on Defense Appropriations – Keep the pressure rising!

Many of us are frustrated about the slow crawl of progress towards peace, but here at Peace Action, our frustration never turns into silence. If anything, we get louder.

Today, the House of Representatives votes on the 2012 Defense Appropriations bill. This is our opportunity to get louder.

Call your Representative today at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to support amendments that bring the troops home from Afghanistan within one year and reduce the Pentagon budget.

1. Call your Representative today. Call (202) 224-3121, or find your elected officials online using this form.

If you don’t know the name of your Representative, not to worry. Call (202) 224-3121 and give the operator your zip code and they will transfer your call. The best time to call is between 9:00am and 5:00pm Eastern. That said, Congressional staff repeatedly remind us that all calls count! It’s never too late to make your voice heard. and keep the pressure up.

2. Tell your Representative:

“I am calling because the U.S. needs to bring the troops home from Afghanistan sooner than the President’s plan and we need to reduce the Pentagon budget.  I would like Representative _____ to cosponsor and vote for any amendments to the House Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 2219) that does just that.”

3. Tell us how your House call went using this form:

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2 Responses to House Votes on Defense Appropriations – Keep the pressure rising!

  1. Art Hanson says:

    Web posted Rep. Rogers of MI:

    The U.S. needs to bring the troops home from Afghanistan sooner than the President’s plan and we need to reduce the Pentagon budget. I strongly urge you to cosponsor and vote for any amendments to the House Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 2219) that does just that.

  2. Judi Minter says:

    You can’t be a deficit hawk and a war hawk at the same time! This should be our message to all those who are so concerned about our national debt but keep voting for defense expenditure.

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