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Encampment to Stop the War
by TONC Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at 10:53 PM
ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR In Washington DC
STOP THE WAR
In Washington DC
Message to Congress:
*CUT OFF ALL WAR FUNDING
*END THE WAR
*BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW
Beginning March 12 in Washington DC
(Before the March on the Pentagon on Saturday March 17)
*** Check for updates at the Encampment Blog at http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com/
WHERE? on the mall directly in front of the Capitol building (3rd street between Constitution and Independence)
WHY NOW? During the week beginning March 12, Congress will begin voting on Bush’s request for $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afganistan. If Congress votes to cut off funds, they can end the war now and bring the troops home. If they approve Bush’s war funds, the killing, and dying and occupation will go on…it’s as simple as that. This vote will be the most important war related vote since Congress voted to authorized Bush to invade and occupy Iraq in October of 2002. The antiwar movement must be there to let Congress know that we won’t let them get away with it this time.
Right now, the Troops Out Now Coalition is working with local organizers, churches and mosques, unions, and community groups to prepare for a long-term occupation of Washington by the anti-war movement. Local organizers across the U.S. are organizing buses, vans, and car caravans.
We have a real opportunity if we act decisively--and we need your help. Please contact us by Monday, February 26 --use the "comments" section of the volunteer form to let us know: http://troopsoutnow.org/feb17mar17volunteer.shtml
1. Can you come to Washington for the Encampment to Stop the War? On what day can you join the encampment? For how long? Some are planning to come for a day or two, others are staying longer.
2. Do you have equipment that would be useful for an encampment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.)??
3. Can you volunteer to take on a task during the encampment (logistics, medical, security, legal, transportation, etc)?
4. If you live in the Washington DC area, do you have space for people to sleep or freshen up?
How You Can Help
Volunteer - complete the volunteer form at http://troopsoutnow.org/feb17mar17volunteer.shtml and use the comments section to let us know when you can come to Washington DC, how long you can stay, what you can bring, and what tasks you can take on in the Encampment to Stop the War.
Help Get the Word Out - Download leaflets from http://www.troopsoutnow.org and take them to your school, workplace, union hall, church or mosque, community center, etc.