This is a critical moment for the war in Afghanistan. Over the next few weeks, President Obama will be making his decision on U.S. strategy in the region.
Together, we can amplify our voices. Together, we can influence the debate in Congress and the Administration.
On Tuesday, May 24, join us for a Day of Action to Exit Afghanistan.
Following the killing of Osama bin Laden, the debate over the war in Afghanistan rages on within the Administration and on Capitol Hill:
Former State and Defense Department officials are speaking out because they know it is decision time. In a recent Wall Street Journal oped, Leslie Gelb said, "the United States simply cannot afford to squander more time and resources for a nonvital Afghanistan before the core of U.S. power and freedom—the American economy—begins an irreversible decline."
In the House, Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced H.R. 1735, the Afghanistan Exit and Accountability Act, which, among other things, calls for a concrete plan from the President on the accelerated transition to the Afghan government of U.S. military and security operations in Afghanistan.
Any decision made must have the full input from us. That's why on Tuesday, May 24, we're making our voices heard together by teaming up with a dozen other peace and justice organizations to keep the Congressional phones off the hook!
Take a minute to stir up the majority who believe it's time to exit Afghanistan:
On Tuesday, May 24, we'll send a sample call script to make the calls even easier. Together, let's keep the phones off the hook!
Humbly for Peace,
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