Representative Dial the Capitol Switchboard:
Find Your Representative and Senators:
thousands across the country in a National
Call in Day to hold Congress accountable to the Mandate for
Peace: Tel. 202-224-3121 Congressional Switchboard
your Representative and Senators and tell them: "The
voters issued a Mandate for Peace! That means, bring the troops
Members of Congress return to Washington on
Monday, December 4. Let's greet them with a flood of phone
calls, because, as incredible as it may seem, many still don't get
that the troops need to come home from Iraq. Since the elections,
the carnage in Iraq has only gotten worse. Our 140,000 troops in
Iraq are unable to stop the ever deepening spiral of violence. In
the last week we have witnessed the bloodiest attacks since the
U.S. invasion almost 4 years ago. Yet
congress and the administration sit and wait... for the Baker-Hamilton
Iraq Study Group report, for the Pentagon study group report, the
White House study group -- for anything they can hide behind. On
November 7, the people gave Congress a mandate for peace. Congress
has the power to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq -- they control
the purse strings and can stop this war -- and if it fails to do
so, we will hold them responsible for the continued violence in
your Representative and both Senators tell them: "I
insist that Congress act immediately to bring all U.S. troops home
from Iraq NOW! The Congress has the power end this occupation. Use
your power or you will be held responsible for the continuation
of this war."
Call the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121,
or call your Representative and Senators in their district offices.
You can find out who your Representative and Senators are and also
look up their district office phone numbers here.
make 3 phone calls:
to your Representative and to each of your Senators.
Background: The United States
has now been engaged in Iraq for longer than our engagement in WWII.
Violence in Iraq has again spiked to ever-higher levels. It is impossible
to say how many Iraqis have died during the war and occupation,
but Johns Hopkins University estimates 650,000.
We know that over 2,890 U.S. troops
have died, over 21,000 have been maimed
or wounded and over 9,500 have deserted.
The Constitution gives the Congress the power to end this war through
the power of the purse. Sen. Robert Byrd has described this as "the
fulcrum of the people's leverage...to shackle the hands of an overreaching
chief executive." Congress must use this leverage to
bring occupation of Iraq to an end. For more information about the
Mandate for Peace campaign,
a joint effort of dozens of peace and community groups, click
together we will end to the US occupation in Iraq and bring our
Please call TODAY!
Andrea, Anedra, Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle,
Jodie, Laura, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sonia
Keep up the pressure. On January
27, 2007, we will converge from all around the country
for a massive march on Washington, D.C.
Make your travel plans now to join CODEPINK
and thousands of others to demand that the new Congress take immediate
action to end the occupation. If you're flying to Washington, be
sure to support our movement by booking
your flight through CODEPINK.