Dear Peace Action supporter,
We all know how Capitol Hill works. There’s always money for war, but there’s never money for the homeless, for education, or for our veterans. And they’re at it again… In just a few weeks Congress will be asking for billions of more dollars for the war in Afghanistan.
Luckily, there are still a few Members who stand up for the American people. Three Members with backbones are Senator Russ Fiengold, Representative Jim McGovern, and Representative Walter Jones. These three men have bravely introduced legislation, S. 3197 and H.R. 5015, to “require the President to develop a flexible timetable to drawn down U.S. troops from Afghanistan.”
To support this legislation and to end the war, Peace Action has coordinated a national call-in week with our other allies in the peace movement. We need your help to do this. Make three calls to your Congressional Delegation and tell them to co-sponsor this legislation and to vote “NO!” on all future war funding. Make three calls to the Congressional Hotline at (202) 224-3121 between 9-5 PM Eastern and help us end the war.
Look below for a call-script to help you and then pick up the phone right now.
Kevin M. Martin
Call (202) 224-3121 between 9-5 PM Eastern or look up your Congresspersons’ phone numbers here.
“Hello, my name is __________. I’m a constituent and a member of Peace Action.
I’m calling from __________ (city or town).
Could I speak to your staff person who handles Afghanistan?
Leave a message urging the Senator/Representative to support and co-sponsor the bill _______ (S. 3197 or H. R. 5015) introduced by ______ (Senator Fiengold or Representatives McGovern and Jones) and to vote against all future war funding.)
If yes: “I’m very concerned about our present strategy in Afghanistan and would like the Senator/Representative to support (S. 3197 or H.R. 5015) introduced by (Senator Fiengold or Representatives McGovern and Jones). This bill would set a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. Furthermore, I would like the Senator/Representative to vote “no” on all future funding requests for the war in Afghanistan.
Can you please get back to me when you’ve found out what the Senator/Representative plans to do in support of this bill?”
After you’ve made all three of your calls, please let us know how the call went by commenting on this post.