Here are three reasons to join with the peace movement in asking your representative to vote No: This bill funds illegal and immoral wars; it funds the IMF; and it bans the release of torture photos and videos from the Bush-Cheney years.
Republicans may vote No because of reason #2 (good for them!) and 41 Democrats have signed a letter from Rep. Maxine Waters asking for good changes to #2 (good for them! but why monkey around with a war bill?).
Democrats may try to get reason #3 removed (good for them! but why monkey around with a war bill?).
But what we need are No votes on the war funding, no matter which other outrages or good measures are attached to it.
Call your Representative and urge them to vote no: 202-224-3121.
This will be the lead story on the June 5th Urban Journal.