NATIONAL CALL-IN TO U.S. SENATE
Ten years of war. A lifetime of suffering. A mountain of war debt.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Tell the Senate: Its long past time to stop the wars and bring our troops home.
October 7th marks the tenth year of the U.S. war on Afghanistan. The Senate plans on marking it by appropriating another $118 Billion more for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in FY 2012. Outraged people are marking it by taking to the streets protesting the economic injustice that prevails and inevitably leads us into foreign wars for empire. (occupywallstreet.org
Call your Senators today: 1-877-429-0678. (toll-free number kindly provided by FCNL)
Tell them to vote NO on the FY 2012 "Defense" Appropriations because:
The "Defense" budget continues to fund devastating, ineffective and costly military policies in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The "Defense" budget (total $630 billion) is bloated with waste, fraud and abuse which the taxpayers cannot afford.
Those funds could be used to put the nation back to work, plug holes in the social safety net and to meet many other urgent needs.
As we face increasingly hard economic times, especially the most vulnerable of us -- children, the poor, the disabled and elderly, we cannot tolerate out of control military spending and chronic war. Suggest that your Senators look out their window (or at TV news) and see the rising tide of outraged citizens who want solutions and protections now, not in 2014.
The antiwar funding voice needs to be heard in every form and format, especially, this month. Please make those calls and keep us posted on what Senate offices are saying.
Wednesday, October 12 -- 8pm EST: Mark your calendars for a conference call with Congressman Keith Ellison and Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, Deborah Weinstein. Rep. Ellison will update us on what Congress is doing with the FY 2012 budget, effect of the Super Committee and Congressional Progressive Caucus plans. Deborah Weinstein will update us on efforts to preserve the social safety net and discuss ways in which peace movement efforts to cut military spending can be integrated with this work. Conference call details to be provided.