Nancy Pelosi today!
Sunday, CODEPINK women in San Francisco,
frustrated after two months of unsuccessfully trying to meet with
their Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi about the war in Iraq, started
camping out at her doorstep. "It might
seem like an extreme measure," said Bay Area CODEPINK
er Toby Blome, "but these are
extreme times. We are pleading with her to stop funding Bush's war."
here to read the New York Times piece about the growing
encampment outside her home.
Nancy Pelosi was named Speaker of the House, we were all excited
to have a woman—a progressive one at that!—in this seat
of power. But instead of using her leadership position to end the
war by cutting the funds, she has become mired in inside-the-beltway
compromises that would allow the war to drag into 2008. To
make matters worse, she just removed an amendment to the supplemental
spending bill that would have forced Bush to get authorization from
Congress before attacking Iran. So the supplemental bill
proposed by Speaker Pelosi will give Bush another
$100 billion for the war in Iraq, and will keep open the door to
an attack on Iran!
can't let this stand! That's
why we'll continue to camp out at Pelosi's home, and occupy her
offices, until Congress votes on the supplemental war budget. And
that's why we need you to call her office today. Call 202-225-0100
for her office in DC.and ask for Mike Sheehy, or call (415)-556-4862
for her San Francisco office and ask for Dan Bernal.
Tell them that the Speaker should cut off all funds for the war,
or at the very least allow a vote on Cong.
Barbara Lee's amendment to only use the funds for a safe
withdrawal of the U.S. troops by the end of the year. And don't
allow Bush to attack Iran! Don't
forget to also call your own Representative
to tell him or her to Vote NO on
the supplemental appropriations. The Congressional switchboard can
be reached at 888.851.1879.
message has to be loud and clear: Don't Buy Bush's War
For more info and inspiration, visit our new website www.dontbuybushswar.org.
San Francisco with love,
Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Leslie, Liz, Medea, Midge, Nancy, Patricia,
Rae, Renay, Samantha, Sonia, Toby and
P.S. Click here to see our latest action photos from DC. And check
out our own Rae Abileah's parody, "Can't
Buy Me War", which we sang at Pelosi's office. You can
listen to it here.