From FCNL More people needed to turn Congress around on Iraq

A majority in Congress still hasn't gotten the message that it's time to end the war in Iraq.  Yesterday, the House rejected legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S.  military troops from Iraq and then approved nearly $100 billion in additional funding for war.

The Senate still needs to act, but we at FCNL anticipate that the final supplemental spending bill will fund the same failed war policy without substantially altering the course of the war.

We don't yet have the votes to end the war in Iraq.  Congress has begun to challenge the president's failed policies in Iraq, but the president's veto last week and the votes this week demonstrate there is not yet a bipartisan, veto-proof majority (more than two-thirds of members in both the House and Senate) committed to a change in policy.

Your messages have helped, but now we need you to get two other people to write to their members of Congress: Members of Congress need to hear from as many of their constituents as possible that people in their state are counting on them to end the war.

Our goal is to increase the number of people writing to Congress by 50 percent by the Fourth of July.  We'll keep you up to date on how we're doing and the signs we're seeing that the messages from you, your friends, and neighbors are making a difference.


Find out how your representative voted on the legislation requiring most U.S.  military troops to leave Iraq within nine months:

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