The Obama Administration asked Congress for another $83.4 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the House approved the funding with only 60 Representatives voting against it.
The funding is now going before the Senate for a vote and we need to build more pressure for an end to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Contact your Senators office today and ask for the foreign policy director. Tell them you want your Senator to “oppose the supplemental war funding, and support amendments that: 1. Provide timelines for bringing troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq 2. Promote Afghan- and Iraqi-led aid and development while increasing funding for refugees 3. And supports women’s rights”
Click here to look up your Senators contact information.
Or call the switchboard directly at 202-224-3121.
The answers congressional staff tell you is very important intelligence for the coalition of groups working to change policy in the Afghanistan region.
Please post your Senators name, who you talked to and what they said.
Congressional politicians and some progressives still think that Afghanistan is the good war, but after eight years and no end in sight, it’s clear that the United States should not continue occupying Afghanistan.
To help build the case for an end to the war in Afghanistan, Peace Action distributed the following press release “Afghanistan and Pakistan: Myths vs facts”, in Congress. After you’ve made the call sign our petition “A better plan for Afghanistan”, and forward this email to friends and family.
Thanks for all that you do.
Paul Kawika Martin
Political and Organizing Director
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