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Don't Go There Mr. President!

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Message Tom Hayden
Don't Escalate, Negotiate
Diplomacy and Development, Not Predators and Prisons
What about the Home Front?

**-Visit Get Afghanistan Right and learn more about reasons to oppose an escalation in Afghanistan.

**-Call your Member of Congress and let them know you oppose escalation in Afghanistan. If you're not sure who represents you, visit the House of Representatives website and input your address--it will give you the name of your Congressperson (and it will take you to an e-mail form). You can reach your Congressperson through the Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121. United for Peace and Justice gathered some fantastic fact sheets to help you prepare.

**Call the White House and tell the president you oppose escalation in Afghanistan: (202) 456-1111.

**Sign the petition over at Rethink Afghanistan calling for oversight hearings on the Afghanistan policy. (They've also just posted Part 2 of their excellent film... See the trailer.)

**Sign Sojourner's petition to Obama.

**Sign the Friends Committee on National Legislation's petition calling for an investment in peace, not war, in Afghanistan.

About Tom Hayden
Tom Hayden is the author of The Other Side (1966, with Staughton Lynd), The Love of Possession Is a Disease With Them (1972), Ending the War in Iraq (2007) and Writings for a Democratic Society: The Tom Hayden Reader (2008). more...

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After fifty years of activism, politics and writing, Tom Hayden still is a leading voice for ending the war in Iraq, erasing sweatshops, saving the environment, and reforming politics through greater citizen participation.

Currently he is writing and advocating for US exiting Afghanistan. (more...)
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