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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
[haw-info] Call Congress Today! 100 Groups Support "No War Funding" Letter
The House of Representatives is about to pass a $648.7 billion Defense Appropriations bill, perhaps as soon as this evening. Yesterday over 100 national and grassroots groups signed a "No War Funding" letter to the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Historians Against War was pleased to endorse this effort. Support for the letter reflects grass-roots outrage over the willingness of Congress to keep paying for the military, while slashing vitally important domestic programs.
For text of the letter and signers: http://unitedforpeace.org/letter-to-progressive-caucus/
Now is the time to call all members of Congress. Voting on the 2012 Defense Appropriations bill could come as early as this evening. This bill provides $648.7 for the military, including $118 billion for the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Capitol Switchboard: 202-225-3121
Tell your Representative to oppose further war funding for Afghanistan and to vote against the entire 2012 Defense Appropriations bill. Message is simple: we must not continue wasting lives and money. The United States cannot afford another $648.7 billion for the military. Its time to bring our war dollars home!
Please forward this message widely.!!!
Carolyn Eisenberg on behalf of the Historians Against War Steering Committee.