I don't usually post from work but I checked my email during lunch today and there was this, from American Friends For Federal Legislation, which I wanted to get it out quickly. I know we are mostly all aware of what Bush and his band of thugs are up to but this provided me with an easy way to act. I hope this is helpful.
Keep the Door Open
The Bush administration is trying to lock the U.S. into a long-term military presence in Iraq. Preventing this from happening depends on your action now.
In the next week, your representative can act to prevent the Bush administration from taking this step by cosponsoring the Protect Our Troops and Constitution Act (H.R. 5626). But you need to act fast before the House takes up a spending bill to authorize more money for the U.S. war in Iraq.
The administration is negotiating a long-term security agreement with the Iraqi government. This agreement could could tie the hands of the next president and Congress, who could be impeded from negotiating a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
You can help keep the door open for making good on the U.S. promise to leave Iraq. Help build support for the Protect Our Troops and Constitution Act (H.R. 5626). This legislation would require the administration to consult Congress before entering into a long-term security agreement with Iraq and prevent any money going to establish permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq.
As of this morning, April 3, this legislation only has two cosponsors, Reps. William Delahunt (MA) and Rosa DeLauro (CT). If you can help FCNL add cosponsors to this legislation in the next week, FCNL's lobbyists believe the House could attach these conditions to the spending bill for the war in Iraq. (While we oppose the spending and ask members to vote against it, we acknowledge that it is likely to pass and should be used to curb the U.S. occupation.)
Take ActionUrge your representative to act within the next week to cosponsor the "Protect Our Troops and Constitution Act" (H.R. 5626). The more cosponsors this bill gains, the greater chance the House will consider it.
Find Out More
Read FCNL lobbyist Jim Fine's analysis "Administration Plans New Authorization for War and Military Bases".
Find out more about the Protect Our Troops and Constitution Act (H.R. 5626)
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