Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:
Peace movement site After Downing Street, newly christened War Is A Crime, has put out a transpartisan call to stop funding war and occupation. So far, 14 Green candidates for Congress have signed on. Send this petition to your Green candidates for Congress to show the peace movement that the Green Party is America’s peace party. From War Is A Crime:
Forty-six congressional candidates and 17 activist organizations released a statement on Monday opposing any more funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and inviting more candidates, incumbents, and organizations to sign on. The 46 candidates include 16 Libertarians, 15 Democrats, 14 Greens, and 1 Independent. They do not all agree with each other on many topics, including their reasons for opposing war spending. But they all back this short statement:
“The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost Americans over $1 trillion in direct costs, and over $3 trillion altogether. At a time when our national debt exceeds $13 trillion, we can no longer afford these wars. It’s time for Congress to reject any funding except to bring all our troops safely home.”
This announcement comes just as Congress is set to vote on whether to spend another $33.5 billion in an off-the-books “emergency” supplemental spending bill to escalate a war in Afghanistan that polls show a majority of Americans opposes.
Ask congress members, candidates, and organizations to sign onto the Coalition Against War Spending at