Oneheart Blogger's note: When you call plz consider also registering a strong NO to occupation of any part of Pakistan and NO to the use of our US $ for war/drones in North West Frontier Province or anywhere else.
US National Call-In: New Anti-war Legislation! Today/Friday is a CRUCIAL Day but keep the calls coming in!
Military Families Speak Out
Thank you to those who have already participated in our National Call-in Week and made calls to your Representatives and Senators to urge them to vote NO on the upcoming supplemental that will provide an additional $33 billion for war and occupation in Afghanistan.
In addition to asking them to vote against this funding and instead support the swift and safe removal of all of our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, we now have new legislation to let them know about. Yesterday, U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) and U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) announced they are introducing legislation requiring President Obama to develop a timetable to draw down U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Senate bill: S. 3197
House bill: H.R. 5015
MFSO has teemed up with over 20 national organizations for this Call-in Week. Please help make it a success!
1. Call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121. If you want to call your Representative or Senator directly you can find them here
2. Once you have made your call, please hit reply or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of our impact.
3. Join our facebook event.
4. Forward this message to your friends and family. Ask them to make a call as well.
Our message to Congress:
As military families (or those who support them), we urge you to vote against the $33 billion supplementary spending bill to pay for the escalation of troops in Afghanistan and the continuation of this war and occupation! We also want to let you know about the Afghanistan Timeline for Withdrawal Bill, Senate: S. 3197 and House: H.R. 5015 and ask you to do everything you can to insist that President Obama develop a rapid, real and complete plan to bring our troops home now.
CALL TODAY 202-224-3121
Our postal address is
P.O. Box 300549
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130