[HCCN] Fwd: Sign Petition for a Resolution to End Afghan War

Judith Robbins JUDY at ROBBINSandROBBINS.com
Wed Mar 3 21:22:22 EST 2010


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>> Please post widely:
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>> Begin forwarded message:
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>> From: Dennis Kucinich <reply at kucinich.us>
>> Date: March 2, 2010 4:37:02 PM EST
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>> Kucinich Announces Introduction of Privileged Resolution
>> to End Afghan War
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>> Go  here to sign the people's  petition :   http://kucinich.us/ 
>> afghanistan/
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>> Washington has a lot of money. It has trillions for war, but no  
>> money for housing. Money for war, but no money for health care.  
>> Money for war, but no money for education. Money for war - no  
>> money to rebuild our cities. No money to create jobs, but money  
>> for war.
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>> The Democrats took control of the Congress in 2006 with a promise  
>> to end the War in Iraq and it's not enough for this Administration  
>> to slow-walk the end of the war, which could continue for years to  
>> come. And it's not enough for a Democratic Administration to  
>> escalate a war in Afghanistan at a time when there's no clear  
>> objective and no end in sight of the contribution of blood and  
>> treasure, to a region which has never been conquered by any  
>> foreign country.
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>> It's time that we take a stand as citizens. And it's also time to  
>> force Congress to take it's Constitutional responsibility  
>> seriously. Article 1, Section 8 requires that Congress has the war- 
>> making power. It is absolutely imperative that Congress be  
>> required to assert it's responsibility on behalf of the American  
>> people. Congress is directly elected by the people. And Congress  
>> has to respond and step up to it's responsibility to decide if  
>> we're going to stay at war in Afghanistan. And so, soon, I will  
>> bring to the Floor of the House a Privileged Resolution which will  
>> force a vote as to whether or not we stay in Afghanistan.
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>> I ask your support for this Resolution. I ask you to go to that  
>> page on our website where you can sign-in and pledge your support  
>> to the effort to get out of Afghanistan; and where you can  
>> circulate far-and-wide the petitions that will enable us to be  
>> able to build a rising, civic movement for peace and social  
>> justice in America.
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>> Money for war: Isn't it time that we demanded that the resources  
>> of our country be used to create the society that we know that  
>> we're capable of building.
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>> Thank you very much.
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