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Not One Penny More for War!
UFPJ National Call-In Day
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Call Congress: 202-224-3121
President Bush has asked Congress for another $72 billion for his illegal
war in Iraq. This will bring the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
to almost $120 billion for 2006 -- that's on top of the $432 billion the
military is already spending this year, and in addition to the more than
$250 billion already spent on the Iraq war!
Call your Representative and Senators at202-224-3121 on Tuesday, Feb.
28th, and tell them: Not one penny more for war!
Members of Congress are afraid to vote against this money because they
don't want to be accused of not supporting the troops. It is time to stop
using the troops as a shield for failed policy. It is time for the people
of this country to speak up and show Congress how to stand up to the
Help us flood the Capitol Switchboard with calls for peace by forwarding
this email to your friends and family. (If you received this email from a
friend, please consider joining United for Peace and Justice's ongoing
action network to keep receiving our alerts.)
Bush's inane "stay the course" rhetoric has lost all credibility. There is
no course, no plan, no end in sight to this war. The U.S. is not making
progress, in fact, deadly attacks are increasing, and 2006 will be the
most expensive year of the war so far.
Like an addicted gambler, Bush refuses to get up from the table, begging
for more money to lay down in a game he can't win. But this gambler is
playing with our money and the lives of our family members, friends and
neighbors, and the lives of countless Iraqi civilians. The only way to
stop him is to cut off the money.
Some members of the House and the Senate are claiming that Iraq is not
important to their constituents, that they are not hearing from people
about the war. Make sure they hear from you -- and everyone you know who,
like the majority of this country, opposes the war.
Make at least one phone call to your Representative or to one of you
Senators, but three phone calls are better than one!
To see how your Representative has voted on the war, download our
Congressional Scorecard (in Excel spreadsheet format) by clicking here.
Visit the Legislative Action section of our website to learn more about
how you can help pressure Congress to stop dithering and bring an end to
As you tell Congress not to spend another penny for war, please consider
donating some dollars for peace. While Congress is contemplating billions
more in war appropriations, United for Peace and Justice is struggling to
raise the funds we need to continue pressing for all the troops to be
brought home now.
If each one of you could -- RIGHT NOW -- make a personally significant
contribution of $15, $25, $50 or $100, or sign up as a sustainer and make
a recurring donation at $5 or $10/month, we would have enough money to
continue pressuring Congress, cover our organizing expenses, and raise the
volume of opposition to the war.
Follow the links below for more information on anti-war events being
planned around the country for the third anniversary of the Iraq War, and
on a massive mobilization being planned for New York City on Saturday,
Thanks for your support -- together we will bring this immoral war to an