Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26-28: National call-in days to oppose war funding

A coalition of peace, political, labor, and faith groups are asking constituents to make a call to their representatives over the next three days to ask that they oppose a White House request for an addition $33.5 billion in funding for the war in Afghanistan. For more info, see the UFPJ website.

The toll-free call-in number is 1-888-493-5443.

The latest funding request comes without a time-table for withdrawal or a coherent strategy for success. Meanwhile, leaked war logs (best reporting here), detail the costs on the ground, to civilians and military personnel alike, shattering the illusion of "a good war" and an easy victory.

We're gaining ground in getting Congress to change its view on the war, as well. Three weeks ago, 162 House members supported a time table for withdrawal, and 100 members supported Rep. Barbara Lee's amendment to use war funds for security only and to begin troop withdrawal. If your rep was one of the supporters, a call is a good time to say thanks, and urge him or her to hold the line through the upcoming election season.

Be part of the mobilization. Make the call, turn up the volume, and end the war.

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