Wednesday, February 14, 2007
While we were all disappointed to see the Senate's lack of action to stop
Because of the Senate's impotence last week, we need to focus on the House this week. The House of Representatives will be debating
Ask your representative to take two important steps to bringing our troops home:
- Tell them to send a strong message of disapproval to the President by voting against escalation this week. While the non-binding resolution (H.Con.Res. 63) being voted this week on won't end the occupation, it will help to build bi-partisan consensus and momentum to really support our troops by bringing them home.
- Urge your representative to cosponsor H.R. 746 , the binding "Safe and Orderly Withdrawal from Iraq Act" introduced by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA). This bill would start withdrawing
forces from U.S. within 30 days of passage and requires that all Iraq military and contracted forces be out of U.S. within six months. Iraq
Given the cowardly acquiescence of Senate Republicans to the White House last week, it is especially important that we get House Republicans to vote against escalation this week. Voting against escalation will send a strong message to leadership that as our representatives they're obligated to listen to the people - and the people want to end the war!
The Americans who volunteered for military service as well as the people of
Kevin M. Martin
Peace Action Education Fund