[act-ma] 05/19 Noon: Brown Bag Lunch Vigil. Senator Kerry, Stop $59 billion war supplemental!

UJP: United for Justice with Peace ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Mon May 17 11:53:29 PDT 2010


*When:* Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
*Where: *Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office • One Bowdoin Square •
Boston

*Additional Locations:*
*Lowell* • Office of Rep. Niki Tsongas • 11 Kearney Square
*Worcester* • Public Library • 3 Salem Square (12:30pm)
*Hyannis* • Office of Rep. Bill Delahunt • 146 Main Street (Friday at 3-4pm)

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*Register to attend! <http://justicewithpeace.org/bblv-register>*

Last week, the Senate Appropriations committee voted 30-0 for a $59 billion
war appropriation; it will probably come up in the full Senate, and maybe
also the House, this week.

The bill attempts to wrap $33 billion to escalate troop levels in
Afghanistan in a sugar-coating of funds for Vietnam-era veterans' Agent
Orange health care, Haiti earthquake aid, cleanup of the Gulf oil spill and
flood relief.   *Congress must separate those needed programs from the
Afghanistan war escalation and vote NO* on the supplemental military
appropriation!

The $33 billion supplemental request will pay for the 30,000 additional
troops President Obama ordered to Afghanistan in December and who are now
starting to arrive for the Kandahar offensive. Congress must take a stand,
refuse to fund the war, stop the assault on Kandahar, save lives and support
a negotiated end to the conflict.

*Passage of the bill is NOT a done deal.*  Sen. Tom Harkin plans to add $23
billion to prevent teacher layoffs to the measure.    If antiwar legislators
stand firm they will have leverage.  *Call your Congressperson*, *202-224-3121
today and ask him or her to vote NO on funding for the Afghanistan war!*

At our Brown Bag Lunch Vigil
(BBLV)<http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=GMrI3nrGh6wEwl4dHNc%2Bxr6kSanqZgj2>
we
will ask passersby to call Sen. Kerry and Brown and tell them to vote *NO *on
the supplemental appropriation.   We will also drop into their offices to
bring our message in person.

Sponsored by UJP Afghanistan Task Force, Progressive Democrats of America,
and Veterans for Peace/ Smedley Butler Brigade.    Email us at
ujpcoalition at gmail.com.

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