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June 27, 2008
When will Congress find their spine? They voted for more money for
war, they passed the FISA bill, dangerously eroding our privacy, and
now they’re coming out with more legislation to increase the
likelihood of war with Iran!
Thankfully, the people have a spine, and we will continue to stand
up, tall and strong and graceful, against war and injustice. Thanks
to you, we raised tens of thousands of dollars for refugees. Thanks
to you, we now have 32 mayors signed on to our Diplomacy with Iran
Resolution. We’re going for 100 by September, so please
call your mayor today and ask her or him to sign on-find their
contact info here
see a sample letter
and the resolution here
and learn more about the resolution from Medea’s most recent
article, "U.S. Mayors Step into Iran Fray Calling for Diplomacy, Not
Now we need to stand up against HR 362, introduced by Congressman
Gary Ackerman. The bill asks President Bush to "initiate an
international effort" to impose a land, sea, and air blockade on
Iran to prevent it from importing gasoline, and to inspect all cargo
entering or leaving Iran-actions tantamount to declaring war with
Call your Congressperson today (202.224.3121) and urge her or him to
vote NO on HR 362.
Call Congressman Ackerman (202.225.2601) and urge him to withdraw
the resolution and promote diplomacy, not war.
You might also consider becoming a citizen diplomat by joining our
sister organization, Global Exchange, on a people-to-people trip to
Iran from October 10-24.
Peace takes courage. Thank you for showing Washington what a spine
Alicia, Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea,
Nancy, Rae, and Tighe
P.S. While you would not have heard it from the corporate media,
CODEPINK has been protesting the war vote for the past few weeks
with creative actions. One of our young activists, Jason Ortiz,
dropped $165 dollar bills (for the $165 billion) bloodied with red
paint onto the floor of the House during the vote, shouting "Here,
Congress, is your blood money." He was arrested and faces charges of
disrupting Congress, but is proud to have disrupted such a
despicable vote. We’re so proud of Jason!
P.P.S. Get your CODEPINK ringtone now! You can get Emma Revolution’s
CODEPINK song as your ringer and start putting your cellphone where
your progressive values are. CODEPINK encourages you to switch to
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every call. By donating a portion of your bill to progressive
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Call your rep and urge him or her to vote NO on HR 362
Call Cong. Ackerman and urge him to withdraw the Iran resolution and
Call your mayor and ask her or him to sign on to our Diplomacy with
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