16 votes to end the war in Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics' started by HoneySuckleBlue, May 15, 2007.

  1. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    Just wanted to let y'all know there is something you could do today to help.

    [​IMG]Barack has been traveling across the country asking people to speak out and let their Senators know that it's time to end the Iraq war.

    One Republican colleague has already called this "not Senatorial". But this isn't about Washington etiquette, it's about bringing our troops home.

    This isn't a game. We need just 16 additional votes to override the president's veto and bring to a close this sad chapter in American history.

    It's going to take some convincing, but Senators need to hear from people in their states that they can join us to bring a responsible end to the war.

    That's where you come in. There are 20 incumbent Republican Senators facing re-election battles in 2008. They will have to make clear very soon whether they will continue to block efforts to bring the troops home.

    Now is the time to hold them accountable for their choices on the war. Their constituents are making their voice heard, but they need to hear from all of us. Will you speak out now and add your voice to the growing public pressure to end the war?

    With one signature, George Bush could have ended this war. Instead, he vetoed the legislation, ignoring the reality on the ground in Iraq yet again.

    But that will not be the last word if the American people have anything to say about it. In the Senate, we need just 16 additional votes to override the veto and end the Iraq war.

    This isn't the time to trust the president to do the right thing.

    Here's a link to a petition you can sign to ask to be represented by your states senator.

  2. YankNBurn

    YankNBurn Owner

    Now thats a great start you have there, very informative but you might want to show links to the sources of your information and also supply links for people so they could contact thier goverment to do as you ask since most are to lazy to invest a bit of time to look it up.

    Im not against ya just trying to make it have more impact.
  3. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    The link is at the bottom ;)
  4. mortes

    mortes Senior Member

    too bad senators don't give a rats ass about the people and are laughing as their cohorts tell them how to vote and rake in the millions.
  5. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    Good thing this is the information age and everyone is not like that yet.
  6. *Andy*

    *Andy* Senior Member

    So close, yet so far, eh?
  7. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    Any 16 out of fourty nine seems doable...crazier things have happened.
  8. mortes

    mortes Senior Member

    Don't worry it ain't gonna happen. If you really think mr bob billionaire cares about what your ass thinks then they've got you right where they want ya.
  9. Scholar_Warrior

    Scholar_Warrior Be Love Now

    Way to go, there! Apathy is the answer. It always helps. whatever

    So, Kim, Florida is not one of the states listed, and it's not clear to me if it would help for me to participate in this effort. Is this only for the twenty states listed, or should we all write our congressmen?

    I like this thing that Sen. Obama is doing. :)

    Peace On Earth, Good Will to All!
  10. mortes

    mortes Senior Member

    Actually apathy is the answer. Stop worrying about things you can't control and your life is 10000x better, believe me. Stop buying into politics and start using your brains.

    Peace and good times to all
  11. gardener

    gardener Realistic Humanist

    Apathy is the answer?....what happens when they come to your door and tell you how to live?

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