$33 Billion to Escalate a Quagmire

In the coming weeks, Congress will vote on spending $33 billion of your money to send another 30,000 troops, plus many more contractors, to Afghanistan. 

DefundWar.org logoWe are inflicting horrible suffering on the people of Afghanistan, making our own nation less safe, and spending resources we badly need.

Tell congress members we need them to publicly commit to voting No, and to urge their colleagues to do the same.  Call your Representative at (202) 224-3121.

Here’s a whip list tracking who has already committed to voting No and to publicly lobbying their colleagues to join them:
http://defundwar.org

Congressman Bill Delahunt is holding a public forum on the question of war funding this Sunday in Falmouth, Mass.  The public is encouraged to attend.

David Swanson’s prepared remarks for the forum offer a detailed argument for voting No on the $33 billion.

On tax day, let people know where their tax dollars will be going.  Here are some resources:

http://www.warresisters.org

http://nationalpriorities.org/taxday2010

And plan ahead for Brown Bag Vigils all over the country on April 21st!