Occupation Funding Can Be Stopped

By David Swanson

Congress is taking up one more bill to further fund the Bush-Cheney wars, but Congress does not have to.

What are we asking of our elected officials?

Representatives: Publicly commit to voting No on any bill that funds the occupation of Iraq, and to voting No on any procedural votes to bring such funding up for a vote. Point to example of House standing up against telecom immunity.

Senators: Publicly commit to filibustering (voting No on cloture) any bill that funds the occupation of Iraq, and to voting No on any such bill that makes it to a vote. Point to example of Dodd on spying.

TIMING:

Week of Feb. 25 – Murtha working on bill
Hit back with his own words.

Week of March 3 – House vote

March 10-19 ACTIONS: http://resistinmarch.org

Week of March 10 – Bill goes to Senate

Week of March 17 – House and Senate are out. Nonviolent protests are needed in district offices on 19th: http://resistinmarch.org