You have called, emailed, faxed, marched, organized office visits, teach-ins, sit-ins and die-ins, and been arrested.
Thanks to all of your efforts, Congress has defeated a bill to fund the war in Iraq for the first time in 5 years. The Republicans and cautious Democrats in Congress have been caught by surprise; they underestimated our influence on Congress to end the War in Iraq while supporting the Troops. Now the Senate will take up the funding bill.
Heads in Washington, D.C. must be spinning; don't let them catch their breath! Call both your Senators now--202-224-3121-and tell them to vote NO on the supplemental war funding bill.
Once the Senate votes, the bill will return to the House and we will need your efforts there again. We have burst the war funding balloon-now we have to keep the pressure on! Don't let up; make your calls today! 202-224-3121
You've seen how powerful teamwork can be-now you can experience it firsthand at the Pink House in DC this summer! Throughout June and July, we'll be holding weeklong action camps that will teach you how to talk to your congressperson, how to reach (and be) the media, along with other fun and mighty activism skills. You will leave this wonderful Pink House empowered and inspired to organize and mobilize at home. Check out complete details about the DC summer schedule, click here.
Thanks for all your hard work,
Alicia, Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Rae, Sarah and Tighe
P.S. While Congress voted on Thursday, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War testified about the shattering realities of war during a hearing convened by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. You can listen to their moving testimonies here
P.P.S. Thanks to your beautiful generosity this Mothers Day, we were able to send over $25,000 to help Iraqi refugees. Your donations are making a profound difference in the lives of displaced Iraqi women and children. Click here to read their and your letters.