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Take Action: Contact Congress to End Afghanistan War Funding
Action Alert: House members are returning to Washington. Perhaps as early as this week, they will be asked to vote on the $33.5 billion Supplemental, just passed in the Senate.
While skepticism about the war in Afghanistan and General McChrystal's strategy is widespread, most members of Congress are unwilling to take a decisive action, unless they feel strong and direct pressure from their constituents.
Many of us feel as though we've been calling these elected officials forever. So this is a good reason to forward this message not only to our groups, but to five friends and one relative who have never called before.
Across the country, UFPJ and other national organization are asking each member of Congress to do the following:
- Agree to vote NO on the $33.5 billion Supplemental for war spending. (Last week sixteen of eighteen Senate supporters of the Feingold amendment, turned around and voted in favor of the Supplemental). If the Congress does not require a real "exit plan," this is all the more reason for our representatives to vote against additional war funding.
- Agree to co-sponsor HR 5015 requiring the President to provide a plan and timetable for removing all US troops from Afghanistan. Text and List of 93 Co-Sponsors
- Join the newly created Out of Afghanistan Congressional Caucus by contacting Mike Darner in Congressman Conyers' office.