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