United for Peace.org – 2007-01-24 00:19:16
Ask Your Friends to Join the
Virtual March on Washington
This Saturday, January 27, will be the largest anti-war protest since the war began on 3/19/03, with a big march in Washington DC:
and local events across the country:
http://tinyurl.com/24e8rp (More details below).
Of course only a small fraction of America will participate in these events because of time, money, or lack of awareness due to the corporate media blackout of all progressive organizing.
We really need everyone who opposes the Iraq War to speak up NOW. That’s why we’re making it easy with a Virtual March on Washington:
Americans oppose Bush’s escalation by 68%-26% — that’s 153 million adults and millions more teens. Yet George Bush still adamantly refuses to listen to us, and Congress is moving too slowly to stop him.
Each of us knows 5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 people who share our opposition to Bush’s War but won’t march in the streets.
All we ask is they take 1 minute to email their Representatives:
We will tally the emails on the right side of the page and hope to collect as many as we possibly can.
Can you help us by reaching out to your personal email lists? Click here:
Breaking News: Rep. Jim McGovern to introduce
“The Safe and Orderly Withdrawal Act”
This week, our friend and ally Rep. Jim McGovern will introduce new legislation, “The Safe and Orderly Withdrawal Act of 2007,” calling for the safe and orderly withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq within 30 days of enactment to be completed within 180 days. The withdrawal would be paid for by already appropriated funds and all funds for deployment of U.S. troops would be terminated upon completion of the withdrawal.
Exclusive PDA interview with Rep. Jim McGovern
By David Swanson, PDA Board Member
In an exclusive interview conducted Jan. 22 for PDA by David Swanson, Rep. McGovern commented on a range of issues:
The urgency of this moment: “This war has gone on longer than our involvement in WW II. It is time to step it up a notch and to urge Congress to finally live up to its constitutional responsibility.”
Upcoming “supplemental” funding bills: “I don’t want to be talking about emergency supplementals in 2008 or 2009. I want this war over! I don’t want the next Presidential election to be about the war in Iraq.”
Podcast: Tony Trupiano visits with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Listen to this podcast:
Sign This Petition in Support of McGovern’s Bill
March and Lobby in Washington
on January 27th, 28th, and 29th
Come to Washington, D.C., on January 27. Join in the march for peace being organized by United for Peace and Justice, a march dedicated to Ending the War Now!. (Some of us will also march for impeachment.)
TIP: Buy a dozen or more Impeachment Shirts, bring them to D.C., sell them at a profit, and pay for your trip.
Come to the workshops and trainings (including on how to lobby for investigations with the ultimate goal of impeachment) on January 28th and come with us to meet with your Congress Member and Senators on January 29th. It’s not too late to register:
• For comprehensive list of all sorts of related events in Washington and elsewhere in the coming days, see: