ACTION ALERT: Only 3 More Votes Needed to Stop War Spending Bill
June 16, 2009
Voters for Peace & Democrats.com
According to Democrats.com: "All 178 House Republicans plan to vote against the $100 billion Iraq/Af/Pak War Supplemental to protest $5 billion for the International Monetary Fund. That means 39 Democratic opponents could defeat the bill. 36 Democrats promised to vote no, so we only need 3 more." See below for action links and phone numbers.
A Quick Update on the Vote for
The War Supplemental Funding Bill
Voters for Peace
WASHINGTON (June 15, 2009) — There was rumor that the House might vote today but since the leadership still does not have the votes, the vote has not been scheduled.
According to Democrats.com which is keeping a running head count on likely votes:
"All 178 House Republicans plan to vote against the $100 billion Iraq/AfPak War Supplemental to protest $5 billion for the International Monetary Fund. That means 39 Democratic opponents could defeat the bill. 36 Democrats promised to vote no, so we only need 3 more."
Only three more votes and the war funding bill can be stopped.
• Please call your representative in the Congress
Urge them to vote "no" on the war supplemental. Call 202-224-3121.
Please take action now. Defeat of the war-funding bill would be a tremendous victory for the anti-war movement and will push the Congress and White House to reconsider their plans and let them know how weak support for the war is in Congress and among the people.
Sincerely, Kevin Zeese, Executive Director
VotersForPeace, 2842 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21218. (443) 708-8360
VotersForPeace is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose candidates for office.
Five House Progressives Can End the Wars
WASHINGTON (June 15, 2009) — Just 39 House Progressives could end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan/Pakistan (Af/Pak) by opposing the Pentagon's demand for another $95 billion. That's because all 178 Republicans will vote no over $5 billion for the IMF.
Nearly 15,000 of you emailed your Representatives, and 34 House Progressives responded to you by opposing the $95 billion. So now we need just 5 more. 15 are leaning no, and 20 are undecided.
• Tell Congress: Healthcare Not Warfare
Jane Hamsher of FireDogLake is doing heroic work to lobby progressive Democrats.
• Watch Jane Hamsher’s video message to activists:
• Introducing CauseCaller
We're using a cool phoning tool that lets you call all the swing House Democrats for free: http://www.causecaller.com/causes.php?c=Say_No_to_$95B_War_Supplemental
We have a quick script, and you can call any time of day or night.
• If you use Twitter, you can "retweet" five quick messages to key Members of Congress:
• You can follow my tweets here:
• And you can follow our action-only tweets here:
Thanks for all you do!