End the War
Congress has the power to end the war in Iraq. But Congress but will not act unless forced by public pressure.
The war in Iraq has raged for three years – with no end in sight. Despite public support waning, Congress has refused to debate the war since the initial authorization in 2002. And, since 2002, Congress has given Bush over $300 billion in taxpayer dollars to wage this misbegotten war.
Please join Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington DC on May 21 and 22 to lobby Congress on the war. Organized by United for Peace and Justice and Peace Action, PSR chapters from across the country will be descending on our nation’s capitol to carry the news that the war must be debated and an exit planned and announced.
On May 21, an extensive lobby-training will be offered at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. The following morning, May 22, many hundreds of activists will walk the corridors of Congress talking with legislators and their aides.
Our congressional visits will focus on legislation that seeks to end the war in the shortest possible time while supporting reconstruction efforts. Specifically, we will support H.R.4232 – the End the War in Iraq Act – and HRes543. In the Senate, we will ask Senators to introduce companion legislation to the above House resolutions, and support SRes171 – which calls for an explanation of the mission in Iraq and a timeline for troop withdrawal. Washington is pretty in May, and we promise to have fun as well. Arrangements for travel and lodging are being coordinated out of our office.
Please call (213) 689-9170 x108 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.