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Congress: Vote ‘No’ On Arming Syrian Militias

By Jon Rainwater on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:28:58

. Here is our analysis that we shared with Congress today on the effort to arm the Syrian Militias. You can take action to ask for a no vote here. Arms transferred to "moderate" rebel groups have wound up with ISIS It has been documented that ISIS has captured U.S.-manufactured weapons in both Syria and […]Read More

Urgent: don’t bomb Iraq

By Rebecca Griffin on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:32:52

John McCain is shaking his fist angrily and calling for military action. Lindsey Graham is invoking terrorist attacks and describing American air power as "the only option." The president is huddled with his advisers considering military options for Iraq. Did we just travel in a time machine to 2003 Sadly, we are having yet another debate […]Read More

Supporting champion for peace Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

By Rebecca Griffin on Thu, 29 May 2014 18:13:01

Peace Action West supporters came together in San Francisco on May 16th to thank Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for his leadership on ending the war in Afghanistan, opposing military intervention in Syria and more. This November is his first time up for reelection, and Peace Action West supporters donated more than $15,000 to help make […]Read More

Action alert: wars are not gym memberships

By Rebecca Griffin on Thu, 29 May 2014 18:00:09

Our longest war just got even longer.  President Obama just announced that the US will have boots on the ground in Afghanistan for another 2 ½ years. When Congress voted to authorize the war way back in 2001, they surely didn't know they were authorizing a 15-year occupation. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has a bill […]Read More

Action alert: no more Pentagon slush fund

By Rebecca Griffin on Thu, 15 May 2014 19:34:53

When we enter the 14th year of war in Afghanistan in October, how much will we spending to keep our troops there We don't know, and neither does Congress. The House is voting on the Pentagon budget next week and the administration still hasn't decided how much the war is going to cost or how many troops […]Read More

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