Call your senator: letter to the president on Afghanistan

With the president’s decision on the July withdrawal only weeks away, we need to put as much pressure as possible on the administration for a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan and a clear end date for the war.

The House vote on the McGovern/Jones amendment last month sent a very strong message that Congress wants an end to the war. Now we need the Senate to step up.

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Tom Udall (D-NM) are circulating a letter to the president supporting a meaningful withdrawal and a change of strategy in Afghanistan.

Here are the senators who have signed on so far:

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

If one or both of your senators are not on this list, call now at 1-800-427-8619 and tell them to sign the letter. The deadline could be as soon as tonight, so don’t wait!


Update June 13th:

The deadline for the letter has been extended to the end of the day today. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) added his name since the original post was written.

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