Can you call Rep. Meeks? Tell him: "On Friday, please vote for House Concurrent Resolution 105 to stop a new Iraq war. As your constituent, I strongly oppose U.S. military involvement in Iraq."
Representative Gregory Meeks
This was a news sub-headline today: "Total U.S. Military Personnel in Iraq Now at 825."1 Let's call the situation what it is: the steady drip of military escalation towards another war in Iraq.
Tomorrow morning, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 105, to stop this march towards a full-blown Iraq war. Introduced by champions of peace Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Barbara Lee (D-CA), the new resolution would require President Obama to seek explicit congressional authorization before further stepping up U.S. military involvement in Iraq—authorization that currently does not exist.2
That means the House vote tomorrow is a vote to stop America from getting dragged into Iraq War III. The vote's timing also comes just as lawmakers are preparing to return to their home districts for the annual August recess. It's important that public opposition to a new Iraq war remains fresh in their minds, especially as the crisis there threatens to boil over at any minute—with nearly a thousand of our military personnel already in the crosshairs.
Can you call Rep. Meeks right now?
Tell him: "As your constituent, I'm calling to ask you to vote for House Concurrent Resolution 105, which would keep America from sliding back to war in Iraq. Along with the rest of the American public, I strongly oppose U.S. military involvement in Iraq. Thank you."
Here's where to call:
Representative Gregory Meeks
Phone: (202) 225-3461
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
With Congress voting on Friday, we need have our voices heard and make our message unmistakably clear. The situation in Iraq is difficult, but the solution is not American bombs or troops. Lawmakers need to hear that along with scores of foreign policy experts, military leaders, and veterans, constituents in their home districts don't want U.S. military intervention in Iraq either.3 Let Rep. Meeks know: miring America in another Iraq war would be a disastrous mistake.
Thanks for all you do.
–Anna, Stephen, Matt, Corinne, and the rest of the team
P.S. In case you missed it, check out this new video on Iraq and share it with your friends and family: http://front.moveon.org/video-dont-go-back-to-iraq/.
1. "U.S. Increases Surveillance, Military Advisers in Iraq," Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2014
2. "Congress may take up bill to withdraw US advisers from Iraq," Al-Monitor, July 18, 2014
3. "Quotes Against Military Intervention in Iraq," Win Without War, accessed July 24, 2014
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