Tuesday, March 27, 2007

 

Please Focus on Peace - Not War

Last Friday's vote in the House was a small step toward ending the U.S. occupation of Iraq. While the supplemental war appropriations bill passed by the House was disappointingly weak - it didn't include language to prevent an attack on Iran and included a year and a half timeline for withdrawal with enough loopholes to drive about 60,000 U.S. troops through - it did mark the first time that a majority of the House voted to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by a specific date.

Now the Senate is considering its version of the 2007 supplemental war appropriations bill and time is running out to include a shorter timeline for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and assurances that Bush can't attack Iran without specific Congressional authorization into the final bill. Call your Senators NOW and tell them to include these important provisions in the 2007 supplemental war appropriations bill.

Call on your Senators to bring our troops home in 2007 and to support the Webb Amendment to prohibit the use of funds for military operations in Iran. The Senate is currently set to stop adding amendments at 2:30pm TODAY, so call NOW to support adding the Webb amendment to the 2007 Senate supplemental war appropriations bill.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Martin
Executive Director
Peace Action Education Fund

P.S. Without the constant pressure that Peace Action members and other members of the peace movement put on the House, a timeline for withdrawal (no matter how bad) would never have been passed by the House - keep the pressure up on the Senate. It's a long journey, but our pressure is starting to bring the end nearer. Click here now for tips on calling your Senator.

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