From the Win Without War coalition
Call the Capitol Switchboard toll-free at 1-877-429-0678 to be connected to your Senator and tell them:
“It’s time to turn the page on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Please support Amendment 1174 by Sen. Merkley and Amendment 1064 by Sen. Paul to the National Defense Authorization Act.”
As early as TODAY! Your Senators will have the chance to send a powerful message that after a decade of war, it’s time to finally bring our troops home from Afghanistan and put the Iraq War behind us once and for all.
The Senate is currently considering the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, and after Thanksgiving they will vote on several amendments. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has offered an amendment to accelerate the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has offered an amendment to repeal the 2002 authorization for the Iraq War.
After more than 10 years in Afghanistan, it is time to bring our troops home. American men and women in uniform have done everything asked of them. Today, Osama bin Laden is dead, al Qaeda has been significantly diminished, and the future of Afghanistan is firmly in the hands of the Afghan people. Now it’s time for our troops to come home.
In Iraq, the President has reaffirmed U.S. policy to remove all troops by the end of this year. Sen. Paul’s amendment is a responsible reflection of U.S. policy that will help ensure a complete drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq. It is time to repeal the 2002 AUMF and finally turn the page on the Iraq War.