CALL-IN FOR PEACE Tuesday, March 6

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and its allies are coordinating a
unified phone campaign to get Congress to reject additional Iraq war
funding – the Bush supplemental appropriations request for $93
billion more. With the Democratic leadership signaling weakness and
half-hearted amendments aimed at undermining the escalation but not the
war, the coalition is phoning in a loud and clear message: NO MORE
FUNDING FOR WAR. VOTE NO ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL. BRING OUR TROOPS HOME.


Toll-free number into Congress is 1-888-851-1879.

Points to consider when calling your Senate and Congressional offices:

Most Iraqis – both Sunni and Shia -- want US troops out of their country and most
believe attacks on our troops are justified.

US military force is no solution in Iraq; diplomacy, not war, is the solution.

US public sentiment via the polls in November and in opinion polls expresses a
strong desire for the US to get out.

Congress has the Constitutionally-granted “power of the purse,” and the DUTY
to end the war by cutting off war funding, except what’s needed for the prompt,
safe, orderly withdrawal of all our troops.

The US must NOT build permament military bases in Iraq.

Please take several minutes to call your senators and representative.

The number is 1-888-851-1879.

Thank you.

8 thoughts on “CALL-IN FOR PEACE Tuesday, March 6

  1. Good points, Tracy, and excellent project! A few thoughts:
    Congressional types respond better to print letters than emails and phone calls (gravitas is given to the more time-consuming postal mail medium, I’m told).
    This most recent budget request, if passed, would explicitely endorse an illegal, mismanaged, and failing war, and will pass the cost of the war to future generations.
    If the money has to be borrowed (seems obvious, since we’re already so deeply in debt), from whom will it be borrowed from and under what conditions?

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    • Sorry for the delay in responding, Melodye. I’m so glad you added your thoughts. I absolutely agree about the weight given different forms of communication but since the vote is coming soon, it seems phone calls are the way to go.
      Together we can make a difference, as long as we make our voices heard!

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  2. Good points, Tracy, and excellent project! A few thoughts:
    Congressional types respond better to print letters than emails and phone calls (gravitas is given to the more time-consuming postal mail medium, I’m told).
    This most recent budget request, if passed, would explicitely endorse an illegal, mismanaged, and failing war, and will pass the cost of the war to future generations.
    If the money has to be borrowed (seems obvious, since we’re already so deeply in debt), from whom will it be borrowed from and under what conditions?

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  3. Good points, Tracy, and excellent project! A few thoughts:

    Congressional types respond better to print letters than emails and phone calls (gravitas is given to the more time-consuming postal mail medium, I’m told).

    This most recent budget request, if passed, would explicitely endorse an illegal, mismanaged, and failing war, and will pass the cost of the war to future generations.

    If the money has to be borrowed (seems obvious, since we’re already so deeply in debt), from whom will it be borrowed from and under what conditions?

    Like

  4. Sorry for the delay in responding, Melodye. I’m so glad you added your thoughts. I absolutely agree about the weight given different forms of communication but since the vote is coming soon, it seems phone calls are the way to go.
    Together we can make a difference, as long as we make our voices heard!

    Like

  5. Sorry for the delay in responding, Melodye. I’m so glad you added your thoughts. I absolutely agree about the weight given different forms of communication but since the vote is coming soon, it seems phone calls are the way to go.

    Together we can make a difference, as long as we make our voices heard!

    Like

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