As early as Thursday, June 19th, the House could be voting on a bill that contains a record-shattering $165 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as some domestic spending on expanded GI benefits and extended unemployment insurance.
When the funding bill came before the House of Representatives last month, the peace movement lit up the phones and it made a difference. House members need to hear from us again. If this bill passes, it will give President Bush and his successor the unconstrained ability to pursue the war into next summer.
- Email your congressional representative now: Tell your rep to vote against this funding bill, because it's time to bring all the troops home. Tell him or her you support GI benefits and extended unemployment insurance, but it is outrageous to attach them to another year of war. Click here to send an email to your representative.
Quickly plan a vigil or protest at the office at one of your members of Congress (House or Senate) and pass out literature that explains what this legislation will cost your district, and the price we and the Iraqis will pay during another year of war. Please be sure to post your activity on our events calendar, so others can join you.