Monday, December 4th: National Mandate for Peace Congressional Call-in Day

On November 7, American voters issued a mandate for peace. Is Congress going to listen?

Call your Representative and Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them:

Bring the troops home now by cutting off funding for the war!

Members of Congress return to Washington on Monday, December 4. The Democrats in the House have a meeting on December 5 to discuss Iraq strategy. The Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group will release its report on December 6. We must let every member of Congress know that the time for discussions is over. It is time to rein in an outlaw President and cut off the funding for his illegal war.
//pdamerica.org/petition/mcgovern-petition.php

Call the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

You can find out who your Representative and Senators are and their direct phone and fax numbers here: //www.usalone.com/get_instantcongress.htm

Please make 3 phone calls: to your Representative and both Senators.

Background:

The United States has now been engaged in Iraq for longer than our engagement in WWII, and as long as our occupation of Iraq has gone on the situation there has grown worse. As long as we stay, we can expect it to worsen further. Only a negotiated peace that follows a commitment by the United States to quickly and entirely depart, and to fund a real reconstruction of Iraq by Iraqis, can give Iraq and all of us a chance at a better future.

A Johns Hopkins/Lancet study estimates that 650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of this war. The U.S. military has suffered 49,369 casualties, including 24,237 from hostile causes, of which 21,921 are wounded and 2,316 killed in action. Another 567 troops have died from "non-hostile" causes, and 147 U.S. contractors have been killed.

The Constitution gives Congress the power to end this war by cutting off the funding, as well as the power to investigate the war's justifications and to impeach its architects. Let Congress know that forgetting the message of the November 7th elections is an option that we're taking off the table!

For more information about the Mandate for Peace campaign, a joint effort of dozens of peace and community groups, go to //www.mandateforpeace.org

After You Call, Join Rep. Maxine Waters on a Conference Call

Join Rep. Maxine Waters, the Chair of the House Out of Iraq Caucus, and the United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) Legislative Action Network for an Urgent Discussion of the Implications of the Baker- Hamilton Iraq Study Group Report Monday, December 4
4 p.m. eastern time (1 p.m. pacific)
310-632-1100 code: 381726#

The Iraq Study Group has announced that it will release its recommendations on December 6. Congresswoman Waters is eager to discuss this with members of the UFPJ legislative action network and friends and allies who can make it. Please join us!

Prepare for December 10

While you're on the phone, call all your friends and ask them to meet you at an impeachment rally on December 10 (December 9 in NYC): //www.afterdowningstreet.org/december10


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