[act-ma] 5/02 Emergency rally to end the war tomorrow in Boston

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue May 1 07:53:45 PDT 2007

Congress just passed a plan to start bringing our troops home this year. 
President Bush is going to veto it. We're having rallies all around the 
country on Wednesday—when the veto is expected—to oppose the veto and 
urge Congress to stand firm.^1 Can you join us in Boston?
Join Us at a Rally 

Dear MoveOn member,

Congress is about to send an important bill to the White House—it would 
require the president to start bringing our troops home from Iraq this 
year. President Bush has said repeatedly he's going to veto it. It's 
outrageous. Most Americans support a timeline and he's standing in the way.

This will be a pivotal moment on Iraq—it's not clear what Congress or 
the president will do after the veto. We need to make clear that 
President Bush is really vetoing the will of the American people. And we 
need to tell Congress to hold firm.

There are already more than 200 rallies planned and it's really 
important to turn out in big numbers to get our message across. There is 
one right near you in Boston . Can you make it tomorrow?

Here are the details:
Park Street Station
Wednesday, May 2 2007, 5:30 PM


If this event doesn't work for you, click below to search for another 
rally near you:


Four years ago today, President Bush declared "Mission Accomplished" in 
Iraq. Now there is a plan on the table that will finally start bringing 
our troops home—but the president is going to veto it. By doing so, he's 
vetoing the will of the people.

Congress has two options on how to respond—they can either cave to the 
president's pressure or stand strong and demand accountability from him 
on Iraq. Members of Congress are going to be gauging public reaction in 
the next few days to decide which path they'll follow.

There's also a fun twist to these rallies: We'll be using noisemakers to 
demonstrate that President Bush and Congress cannot ignore us any 
longer—our voices must be heard.

As Senator Feingold recently wrote:

By carrying out his veto threat, the President will mark yet another sad 
day in the history of this war. But that veto should be seen as a 
rallying cry for the vast majority of Americans who believe that the 
time has come to again stand up, and stand together, with one voice, and 
demand a policy that makes sense—one that puts our country and our 
national security first. A policy that makes America safer, not weaker.^2

Now is the time to take a strong stand against the president's reckless 
policy in Iraq. Together, we'll show the media and Congress that we 
won't stand for another blank check for the president on the war. Can 
you join us?

Click below to search for a rally near you.


Thanks for all you do,

–Nita, Anna, Matt, Justin and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007


1. "GOP's Base Helps Keep Unity on Iraq," Washington Post, April 30, 2007

2. An Important Step to Ending the War in Iraq, Progressive Patriots

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