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We're changing the debate. When Cindy led our "Peace Surge" into DC this week, Sen. Reid was considering supporting Bush's Push to send more troops in Iraq. The Democratic House leadership was self-satisfied to leave accountability and defunding the war off the table. Cindy took over their press conference in the Cannon House Office Building.

Now, Tony Snow has to fend off questions about Cindy Sheehan, Pentagon Papers Hero Daniel Ellsberg and others pushing for impeachment by hiding behind Nancy Pelosi. The same Speaker of the House who joined with Senate Majority Leader Reid sending a "hell no" letter denouncing Bush's plans to escalate the war. What a difference a week makes.

We will build on these openings, sustaining our "Peace Surge" until the war is over, we've prevented the next war(s), and the criminals who lied us into war face real justice. Join us in D.C. January 27-29. Use the links at the bottom of this message to make your Senators and Representative and the media listen to you. Organize. Speak out. "De-escalate, Investigate, Bring the Troops Home Now!" -- Mike Hersh and Matthew Gerbasi, PDA


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March, Rally, Lobby in DC January 27-29 Come to Washington, D.C., on January 27. Join in the march for peace being organized by United for Peace and Justice, and impeachment events on January 28th being planned by Progressive Democrats of America. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/january27

Videos from Thursday's Impeachment Forum at the National Press Club and Rally at the Capitol: Join Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Families for Peace, AfterDowningStreet, Progressive Democrats of America, Democrats.com, World Can't Wait, Democracy Rising, CODE PINK, and others in walking the halls of Congress for peace and impeachment. Let's let the 110th congress know what is expected of them from Day 1. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16941

Lobbying the PDA Way: I was on Capitol Hill yesterday with PDA National Board members Cindy Sheehan and David Swanson, allies like Code Pink and many, many others. Cindy and a few dozen other peace activists walked the halls of the Cannon Office Building, meeting with staff and passing out fact sheets. http://www.pdamerica.org/articles/news/2007-01-04-14-00-00-news.php

Stand with Lt. Ehren Watada Against Illegal and Immoral War in Iraq:
As the first Army officer to publicly speak out against the war and refuse deployment to Iraq, Lt Watada will be punished by the U.S. Army with a maximum six years in prison. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16908

Watch Video Here: http://www.chimpeach.info/ltwatadavideo.html

Reid and Pelosi Oppose Escalation, But What About Supporting Defunding?
Be sure to call Pelosi and Reid and let them know that you support The Jim McGovern Plan (was HR 4232) to bring the troops home. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16964

Fwd this link to Pelosi, Reid, and every representative that you ask to Stop Funding the War. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16434

Additional Resource: http://www.democrats.com/impeachment-day-1

Peace Activists Plan Trip to Cuba to Protest US Base at Guantanamo
Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink will join an international delegation traveling to Cuba next week to protest treatment of terrorism suspects five years after the first prisoners arrived at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, organizers said Thursday. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0105-03.htm

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Sen. Trent Lott Effectively Accuses Bush and Cheney of Fraud, Which Is a Felony Here's Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-MS) on Hardball last night. Does anybody else find this to be a stunning admission from the Republicans' #2 in the Senate? http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16975

You've Got Mail President Bush has quietly claimed sweeping new powers to open Americans' mail without a judge's warrant, the Daily News has learned. http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/01/04/you%e2%80%99ve-got-mail/

Is Boyda Nuts? I saw this last night on ABC in a segment titled "Washington's Freshman Talk Iraq Policy" and my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Be sure to check the newly added video and take the time to call Pelosi and Boyda's offices. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16970

Forward This Link to Invite Others to Join: http://pdamerica.org/impeach-wg.php

Contact the Media About Impeachment Coverage: http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=9196431&type=ME

Email your Congress Member and Senators Now: http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=9209911&type=CO

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One-Pager for Lobbying Congress for Peace and Accountability: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16562

List of Key Committee Chairmen and What We Want From Them: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/investigations

Stop the War Video and Petition: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/16434

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