Memorial Day, as we dropped
banners saying "NO MORE WAR" and "IMPEACH"
over freeways across the country, yet another
US soldier was killed in Iraq.
reported that 24-year-old Blake Evans from
Rockport, IL was hit by an improvised explosive device.
According to his family, Evans was on his second tour in Iraq and
was looking forward to returning home on leave next month to spend
time with his wife and two children, the youngest of whom is turning
2 years old next week. Our hearts go out to his family, and to the
families of all the fallen soldiers.
our Congressional representatives are in their home offices this
week, let's tell them to bring our soldiers home. With
the largest supplemental vote in the history of this war looming
on the horizon, now is the perfect time to contact them, through
a call or a visit (find your rep's local number or address
find out how your reps voted on the recent funding billhere.
If your reps voted AGAINST the supplemental funding bill, please
thank them and say "Keep saying No to
War Funding!" If your reps voted YES, please say "The
American people want to see an end to this war. We urge you to vote
against the new supplemental funding bill." Ask if your
rep will be speaking at any local events, and if so, deliver your
"Stop funding the war" message
to them in person.
make your call even more personal, remind your rep how many soldiers
from your home state have died in the war (you can find the number
witness a beautiful example of women speaking truth to power, watch
this video of four courageous CODEPINK sisters as they
speak out at the Petraeus-Odierno Confirmation Hearing in Congress.
of our voices have the power to make such an impact. Make sure yours
is heard when your reps are home over the next week.
peace and determination,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Rae,
Sarah and Tighe
p.s.CODEPINK is asking mayors around the
country to sign on to a resolution against going to war with Iran.
The resolution will be presented at the US Conference of Mayors
on June 20 in Miami. Can you contact your mayor and ask him/her
to sign on? Click
here for a copy of the resolution and a sample cover