Monday, April 11, 2005

Something to do--today!

From CODEPINK
Two critical but easy-to-do actions are needed this week starting Monday April 11, 8 A.M. EST. Please call the Capital switchboard at 202-224-3121 and urge your Senator to vote NO! on TWO important issues:
1) Bush's nomination of John Bolton as US Ambassador to the UN (click here to read more)

2) Vote "Not one more dime for war and occupation" (click here for more info)*************************************************************************
1) WE CAN STOP JOHN BOLTON’S NOMINATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Hearings on the nomination of John Bolton as US Ambassador to the UN begin in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday April 11.
Urge your senator to reject Bolton as the worst possible choice for the job and for world peace!Bolton, who served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the first Bush administration, is an advocate of unilateral U.S. military action, an opponent of arms control, and previously an advocate for withdrawal of US funds from the UN.
John Bolton is NOT the right choice to represent the United States at the UN.
For more information go to: www.stopbolton.org
With your help, there is a chance that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made up of 8 Democrats and 10 Republicans, will tie the vote and the nomination will be squashed. If your Senator is on the committee , call him or her on Monday and every day the hearing continues, and tell everyone you know to call.

2) WE CAN INCREASE SENATE "NO" VOTES ON $81 BILLION FOR MORE WAR AND OCCUPATION
Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14, the Senate will debate and vote on Bush's emergency request for an additional $81 billion to continue the war and occupation in Iraq - a war without an exit strategy or a deadline.

If our Senators truly want to support the troops, cutting off the funds for war is the best way to do it!
Starting Monday there will be a nationally coordinated call-in to Senators every day until Thursday, April 14. Tell your Senator to vote "NO!" on the supplemental. Please call and urge your fellow citizens to call.
We have designed a flyer that you can download and distribute by email or by hand: Let Peace Bloom (front) Cost of Iraq War (back). The flyer is also available to download on the CODEPINK homepage.
If we can increase the number of votes against the $81 billion by even one or two Senators, this will be an important step in the long-term fight to cut off funding for the war.
HOLD YOUR SENATORS ACCOUNTABLE!! CALL 202-224-3121 STARTING ON MONDAY!!!
I AM!

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