Call Russ to thank him, but ALSO and more importantly, CALL Kohl and make sure he's on board with Russ on this!!!
Let's bring our soldiers home for Christmas!
Email from Peace Action:
There are exciting and profound developments currently underway in the Senate! Unlike the House, the Senate has not, up until now, had any significant legislation aimed at curtailing the war in Iraq. Now however, Democrats in the Senate are offering amendments, designed to bring our troops home, to the Supplemental Appropriations Bill H.R. 4939. This bill is largely geared towards funding the occupation of Iraq.
I think this is great news. If you agree, tell your Senator that you support these two amendments to the emergency supplemental:
1.) Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) is offering an amendment that requires the redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of this year! The main thrust of the amendment says: “The United States shall redeploy U.S. forces from Iraq by December 31st, 2006, maintaining only a minimal force sufficient for engaging directly in targeted counter-terrorism activities, training Iraqi security forces, and protecting U.S. infrastructure and personnel.”
2.) Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) is expected to offer an amendment barring spending on permanent U.S. bases in Iraq.
This supplemental bill might be the only straight up or down vote in the Senate that we get on the war this year, so it is imperative that you take action!
Use our easy to use email template to tell your Senators you don’t approve of funding a permanent U.S. presence in Iraq, that you want an end to this war and that you want our troops to come home now!
Be sure to personalize your letter – it makes a huge difference in how effective it is!
For Peace,Kevin M Martin Executive Director Peace Action
P.S. In another exciting development, the Speaker of the House, David Boehner, has agreed to our call for an open debate on Iraq, on the House Floor. This big victory is the result of your previous letters and calls to the House. Now it's time for the Senate. Please take action on the Biden and Feingold amendments today .