Did you know that as of Sunday, February 13, it will have been a full year since the launch of the escalated military campaign in Afghanistan? The year since has been a disaster: record civilian deaths, record troop deaths, astronomical costs. We can't afford to wait until 2014 to end the war.
Can you donate $15 dollars to help us send a strong message that politicians in D.C. will understand?
We recently asked our Rethink Afghanistan supporters to tell us why you think it's time to end the Afghanistan War. Hundreds of them replied, and then thousands voted. Our new video features the winners, but we want take this one big step further. If we can raise $10,000 by Friday, we'll run the video as a TV ad on CNN in Washington, D.C. for a full week.
Top vote-getter Pamela Kemp said it's time to "imagine what this nation could be if we focused the same attention and resources on jobs and education as we do to conducting wars." As long as we're spending $1 million per troop, per year on a brutal war in Afghanistan, we'll never be able to make the investments we need at home. We have to get our troops home.
Please donate $15 today to help us run our new video as an ad on CNN next week. We need your help to break through the noise and get Washington, D.C.'s attention. We only have until Friday to raise the money, so please contribute now!
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