To bring the
Mandate for Peace to Congress & join CODEPINK
in Washington DC,
the November elections, the voters gave a clear mandate for the
new Democratic Congress to end the war in Iraq. We hoped our newly
elected officials would listen to the people, but they're already
backsliding. We were appalled to hear Senate
Democratic Leader Harry Reid, on Sunday's ABC show "This Week,"
say he would support a "short-term" increase of U.S. troops
in Iraq. AN INCREASE IN TROOPS?
What is Harry thinking? The voters didn't put his party
in power to escalate this war, but the end it!
website may be named GiveEmHellHarry.com,
but now it's time for us to give him
hell for buckling so quickly to Bush's war machine.
take a moment out of your busy holiday schedule to call, email or
FAX Harry Reid and tell him this just isn't acceptable.
can use the sample letter below or write your own. Let Harry Reid
know that he must honor the peace sentiment of the American people
and bring our troops home!
you (and the world) a peaceful holiday season,
Andrea, Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie,
Laura, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sonia
Harry Reid's actions make our plans to mobilize in Washington
D.C. on January 27th even more pressing. Find out more about our
upcoming actions and how to join us here.
November 7 election was a voter mandate for peace, not for
escalating the war in Iraq. Your recent remarks supporting
the sending of more troops in an ill-conceived effort to "pacify
Baghdad" is an affront to the voters who put your party
We passionately oppose such an ill-conceived escalation that
will only lead to more dead and wounded American soldiers,
and more dead and wounded Iraqis. It will not lead to peace,
but only intensify the cycle of violence and inflame anti-American
sentiments throughout the region.
the historic November 7 election, this is no time for caving
into the Bush war agenda. It's a time for honoring the peace
sentiment of the American people. We call on you to oppose
any escalation of US troops and firmly demand a timetable
for bringing our troops home.