Action Alert

Could your rep. tip the scales?

It’s time to really ramp things up. The House and Senate are scheduled to vote on attacking Syria this week. We’re on Capitol Hill right now urging members to vote no, and we need your voices behind us.

ABC and other media outlets are projecting a very close vote.  Your representatives could make the margin of difference.

Things are looking bad for the pro-bombing side. Lots of members of Congress are considering voting no to the use of military force to solve the Syrian crisis.  That means the administration is increasing their pressure on Congress, especially antiwar progressives. Many representatives are undecided and say they are waiting to hear from their constituents. Everyone needs to hear from us.

If ever there was a time for you to go the extra mile, it’s now. Thank you for raising your voice already. You can help more by:

Thank you for helping to stop this war in its tracks.

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  1. I am so very concerned about the vote – about a peculiar unexamined belief in, even commitment to, “inevitability” in the American mind. I’m doing what I can – emails and phone calls to congress, blog post and multiple posts on comment sections of articles at media sites. But media itself seems captured by “inevitability”. Headlines read much like they do during election campaigns, tracking progress of ‘front runners’, with implications of “done deal, we’re just waiting for confirmation”, (in this case the pro-war heavies). Will resume calls to congressional offices, etc. today.

    • Thanks for everything you’re doing. While there has been a sense of inevitability, I think it is also very positive that a major part of the media story is that the public is adamantly opposed and that Congress is hearing mostly from people who want them to vote no. The idea that most of the calls are on the anti-intervention side was confirmed in all the conversations I had today in congressional offices. Many of them are still undecided though, and this is the week that the administration will be doing a major push, so keeping up the calls, emails and meetings will be very important.

      • It’s reassuring that your ‘real place, real time’ in Washington confirms public opposition is holding strong. It’s so hard to judge from tracking news – both regular and alternative.

        Will follow your advice and continue contacting my Congress reps and encouraging others to do the same.. Thanks, Rebecca, for taking a minute to reply!

  2. This may be here nor there but …if there is evidence of the Assad regime using chemical weapons, thrust breaking international law, can’t a warrant for the arrest of those who perpetrated the alleged crime be issued? That would prohibit those people in particular from repeating said offenses while allowing for the gathering of more evidence. Just wondering. On Sep 9, 2013 4:46 AM, “Peace Action West – Groundswell Blog” wrote: > > Rebecca Griffin posted: “It’s time to really ramp things up. The House and Senate are scheduled to vote on attacking Syria this week. We’re on Capitol Hill right now urging members to vote no, and we need your voices behind us. ABC and other media outlets are projecting a very” >

    • There are definitely options, including a referral to the International Criminal Court. Hopefully, this new Russian proposal will allow for a peaceful resolution and allow the international community to focus on a settlement to end the violence.

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