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Call your senator: letter to the president on Afghanistan

Posted by Peace Action West on June 9th, 2011

From our partners at Peace Action West

With the president’s decision on the July withdrawal only weeks away, we need to put as much pressure as possible on the administration for a significant withdrawal from Afghanistan and a clear end date for the war.

The House vote on the McGovern/Jones amendment last month sent a very strong message that Congress wants an end to the war. Now we need the Senate to step up.

Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Tom Udall (D-NM) are circulating a letter to the president supporting a meaningful withdrawal and a change of strategy in Afghanistan.

Here are the senators who have signed on so far:

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

If one or both of your senators are not on this list, call now at 1-800-427-8619 and tell them to sign the letter. The deadline could be as soon as tonight, so don’t wait!

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