March 19, 2007 will be the fourth anniversary of the Iraq War. The war in Iraq has already: Lasted longer than U.S. participation in World War II Claimed more American lives than 9/11 Injured over 23,000 American service men and women Killed at least 50,000 Iraqis – and perhaps as many as 650,000 Cost over $350 billion, which is over $1000 for every man, woman and child in America Damaged America’s reputation and inflamed anti-Americanism in the Muslim world While the Bush Administration refuses to change its mistaken Iraq policies, we don’t have to wait until a new President takes office to end this insanity.
The Democratic controlled House of Representatives has the power to stop or reduce war funding in 2007. On March 19 at NOON, please join us in front of Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district office at 450 Golden Gate Avenue (between Polk & Larkin) to urge her and her fellow Representatives to deny any White House war funding request and to support HR 508, The Bring Our Troops Home and Sovereignty of Iraq Restoration Act.
Tell Congress to support our troops by bringing them home to their friends and loved ones NOW! It is very important to make sure that Speaker Pelosi knows that her constituents are not happy with non-binding resolutions and other political shenanigans when so many lives are at stake.
Please join our efforts!
Other ways to help:
1. Make a generous contribution today! Please make a donation online right now at: http://www.stopfundingthewar.com/help via PayPal.
Your donation will help us pay for demonstration related expenses, such as flyers, the stage & sound system, and targeted advertising…so as many people as possible can join us in our efforts to make our voices heard.
No donation is too large or too small. Anticipated expenses for the event will be about $10,000.
2. Volunteer! This is a largely grassroots effort, and we need a lot of people to help us succeed. Please contact Jessica McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a leafletting event. We will especially need help during the weekend of March 10-11 and during the week between March 12-19…and of course, during the event to help with media work, stage management, petition signing and more!
3. Spread the word! Please forward this e-mail to everyone in your address book and encourage them to come on March 19, to volunteer, and/or to make a generous contribution.
Thank you so much for your support!
Jessica McCoy, Organizer
Stop Funding the War Coalition
More event details:
Confirmed speakers thus far include:
Veterans Community Action Network
Green Party California Gubernatorial Candidate, 2006
Attorney and former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
“Annie and the Vets”
Rabbi Michael Lerner
San Francisco Supervisor, District 5
Iraq Veterans Against the War, Berkeley Chapter
Editorial Director, Antiwar.com
Groups endorsing the protest thus far include:
American Friends Service Committee
CODEPINK: Women for Peace
Declaration of Peace
El Cerrito Democratic Club
Gold Star Families for Peace
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Libertarian Party of San Francisco
Mountain View Voters for Peace
Pacifica Peace People
Peace Action of San Mateo County
Progressive Democrats of America – Democracy Action (San Francisco)
San Francisco Green Party
San Franciso Labor Council
United for Peace and Justice – Bay Area
Veterans for Peace
Voters for Peace