September 10, 2009
|CODEPINK has never flagged in opposing the Afghanistan war and now public opinion is finally catching up. With 70 percent of Democrats opposing U.S. troops in Afghanistan, President Obama is making a fateful choice. If he escalates, the quagmire deepens and he loses more support among his base. If he refuses to send more troops he will be attacked by the Republicans for losing the war on terror.
CODEPINK and the peace movement are calling for an exit strategy that includes NATO/American troop withdrawal, all party talks, regional diplomacy, and continued aid for reconstruction, medical care, education and development, but your voice is not represented in Congress. But we have a proven ability to set off a storm in their districts that makes a difference. We affected the election outcomes in 2006 and 2008, and we must continue to raise hell until they listen and act.
Please read, sign and circulate this petition.
Double your numbers. Widen your support. Become the margin of difference. Bring down the Predators. Bring home the troops.
Our friend Tom Hayden has been an important voice for peace for decades. CODEPINK and other activists around the world are joining with Tom now to use our collective voice and power to end war in Afghanistan. As this fantastic article in the New York Times states, the tides are turning in our favor-this fall, the antiwar movement is rallying in solidarity to challenge Obama's misguided policies on Afghanistan.
Join the call and sign here--we will deliver your message to Obama, Pelosi & Reid next week!
Tomorrow marks the 8th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 and it's
taken until now for the mainstream media to being, finally, to expose some of the true costs of war. They did so recently by printing a photo of a dead US soldier against powerful pressure. Additionally, writers and
thinkers as politically diverse as George Will and Chuck Hagel have
published thoughtful pieces in the Washington Post on why we need to leave Afghanistan. But it's not enough yet and we can make the media do an even better job.
Stay tuned for our upcoming Activist Media Blitz. During the week of Sept 14-18, we'll push the story of the crucial importance of ending military engagement in Afghanistan and we will provide you with the tools youll need
to be engaged from your phone, computer, freeway over pass, the blogosphere, radio talk shows, letters to editors and more. Please join us to speak up
and speak out in unison--lend your voices to the true story so it can be
heard loud and clear above the din.
Let's take Tom's advice and raise hell (for peace)!
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Paris, Rae and Whitney