Monday, December 04, 2006

National Mandate for Peace Congressional Call-in Day

On November 7, American voters issued a mandate for peace. Is Congress going to listen?

Call your Representative and Senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them:

Bring the troops home now by cutting off funding for the war!

Members of Congress return to Washington on Monday, December 4. The Democrats in the House have a meeting on December 5 to discuss Iraq strategy. The Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group will release its report on December 6. We must let every member of Congress know that the time for discussions is over. It is time to rein in an outlaw President and cut off the funding for his illegal war.

Call the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

You can find out who your Representative and Senators are and their direct phone and fax numbers here:

Please make 3 phone calls: to your Representative and both Senators.


The United States has now been engaged in Iraq for longer than our engagement in WWII, and as long as our occupation of Iraq has gone on the situation there has grown worse. As long as we stay, we can expect it to worsen further. Only a negotiated peace that follows a commitment by the United States to quickly and entirely depart, and to fund a real reconstruction of Iraq by Iraqis, can give Iraq and all of us a chance at a better future.

A Johns Hopkins/Lancet study estimates that 650,000 Iraqis have died as a result of this war. The U.S. military has suffered 49,369 casualties, including 24,237 from hostile causes, of which 21,921 are wounded and 2,316 killed in action. Another 567 troops have died from "non-hostile" causes, and 147 U.S. contractors have been killed.

The Constitution gives Congress the power to end this war by cutting off the funding, as well as the power to investigate the war's justifications and to impeach its architects. Let Congress know that forgetting the message of the November 7th elections is an option that we're taking off the table!

For more information about the Mandate for Peace campaign, a joint effort of dozens of peace and community groups, go to


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