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Diligence is our Ally in the fight to bring the troops home July 06, 2007 11:48 AM

Dear Friend,

As we reflect on the founding of our nation let us remember the words of our founders. Samuel Adams said, “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires in people’s minds.”

There is still time to tell your representatives in the House and Senate what bills you would like them to support when bills relating to Iraq come before them. Below is a list of some measures which will be up for debate and eventually voted on.

The Senate could hold a number of votes on Iraq in July:

  • Levin (D-MI) - Reed (D-RI): amendment to mandate a change of policy by early next year
  • Feingold (D-WI) - Reid (D-NV): amendment to force the withdrawal of most troops by April 2008
  • Clinton (D-NY) - Byrd (D-WV): amendment to overturn the 2002 Iraq War resolution authorizing war
  • Webb (D-VA): amendment to block military units from being sent back to Iraq until they have been stateside as long as they were in a combat zone
  • Salazar (D-CO): amendment to endorse the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group
  • Biden (D-DE) - Boxer (D-CA): amendment on partition of Iraq

The House could hold a number of votes on Iraq in July:

  • An amendment to mandate the withdrawal of all American troops by July 1, 2008
  • Skelton (D-MO): amendment to overturn the 2002 authorization to go to wa
  • A prohibition on permanent military bases in Iraq
  • Murtha (D-PA): amendment to block military units from being sent to Iraq until they have been stateside as long as they were in a combat zone.

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY. We may have the popular public opinion but that doesn’t mean we can stop setting brushfires. Too much is at stake and the issues are too complex to let even one vote slide. This is a critical time to make your voices heard.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Martin
Executive Director
Peace Action

P.S. Read about the connections between the U.S. government and corporate interests on our Peace Blog!

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