Dems rally forces against the war. We can help.Submitted by remember5th on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 10:14
This is being sent out from Democrats.com
"On Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will try again to force the House to approve $163 billion more of our tax dollars for the occupation of Iraq - nearly $100 billion for 2008 plus nearly $70 billion more for 2009.
Last week, your passionate calls persuaded several Democrats to vote no and helped delay the vote for a week. Please call your House Representative again today at 202-224-3121!
We are outraged because this Democratic Congress was elected to end the occupation, not fund it forever. A new Democrats.com poll found an overwhelming 68% of Americans want to bring our troops safely home within 6 months - a significant increase from 54% last September.
As our economy tanks, we cannot afford to waste $163 billion more of our tax dollars for Iraq on top of the $562 billion we've already wasted and the $3-5 trillion overall cost, included tripling the price of gasoline.
On Tuesday, the conservative voters in Mississippi's 1st CD elected a Democrat, Travis Childers, because he promised to bring our troops home from Iraq. There is absolutely no political reason for any Representative to vote for the occupation.
So it's urgent for everyone to call his or her House Representative (not Senators) today with a simple message: Not One More Penny to Occupy Iraq!
This battle is far from impossible. On January 16, 42 progressive Democrats voted against the last $70 billion blank check. This week, 21 more Democrats promised to vote no (see below). Most Republicans oppose Pelosi's bill because it includes some domestic spending, so a large bloc of progressive Democrats can defeat it.
Call the switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find your House Representative's name and direct dial by entering your address on the right side here. Please report the results of your call here:
Thanks for all you do!"