Are the Democrats gonna buy this war???
Our attention and energy will be focused on holding our Congresspeople to the Mandate for Peace we gave them: they MUST defeat the upcoming vote for providing funding to continue the war. Monday we will begin to find out if Democrats are buying the war!
Many California Democrats are NOT buying the war: in fact, the women of California are leading us out of war. Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, and Lynn Woolsey have authored HR508 designed to get us out of war within 6 months. The 4 major points of HR508 are 1) all troops and contractors return home within 6 months; 2) rescinds the bill that gave Bush the blanket authority to go to war without Congressional approval; 3) reparations to Iraqis; and 4) proper, quality healthcare for veterans.
We say FOLLOW THE WOMEN of California! Sign on to HR508!
Ellen Tauscher said yesterday that she will not support a ‘surge’ but she would vote to fund ‘continuing operations’ as long as our soldiers are on the ground! Call her office, thank her for her vote against the ‘surge’, and tell her she must NOT vote funds to continue the war; but vote funds to BRING our troops home NOW! 202-225-1880.
Better yet, visit her office – here in D.C. and in Walnut Creek, Antioch, and Fairfield. Ask her exactly what ‘operations’ are those that she is voting money for, against the will of the people?
Make signs: “Ellen, why are you buying the war?” Hold a “Peace-In” and occupy her office until she signs on to HR508 and until she publicly commits to defunding the war – NO MONEY for ‘continuing war operations’ against Iraq.
Repeat the Peace-In daily if possible – in ALL Democrats’ offices (and our Republican allies) – until they are all on-board.
We can do this. We HAVE to do this. Come to D.C. NOW! We have a house. We have room for women activists!