Tomorrow (Thursday) is the vote on the war funding supplemental for Afghanistan. Save yourself about $35 billion tonight. In 2009, House Progressives had two chances to use the "power of the purse" to end the wars by opposing the $97 Billion War Supplemental. On May 14, 51 Progressives voted against war funds. But on June 16, when 32 true Progressives voted No (1) and we needed just 7 more Progressives to end the wars, 21 sorely disappointed us.
They were: Yvette Clarke, Steve Cohen, Jim Cooper, Jerry Costello, Barney Frank, Luis Gutierrez, Jay Inslee, Steve Kagen, John Lewis, Edward Markey, Doris Matsui, Jim McDermott, George Miller, Grace Napolitano, Richard Neal, James Oberstar, Jan Schakowsky, Mike Thompson, Edolphus Towns, Nydia VelÃ¡zquez, and Anthony Weiner.
These 21 Progressives can redeem their 2009 pro-war votes now by voting against the $33 Billion War Supplemental for 2010.
Then follow up with after-hours messages to their offices through the 24/7 Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121
Go right down the list, it's only 21. If you are lucky enough to have the right kind of schedule (a weekday morning off), go to your own congressman's district office in the morning and sit there, preferably with a couple of friends. Instruct the staffer to call the DC office to report to the congressmen that there are people in his district office demanding he vote no on the war funds. Tell them you will sit there until the vote comes through. This tells them people back home are paying attention.
Let them know they can't start screwing with your Social Security while they keep funding wars!!!