Friday, November 11, 2005

Cut Off Funding for the War

Afterdowningstreet.org has this post, regarding an effort to bring an end ot the war:

Cut Off Funding for the War Activism

Link to this page: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/end

Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) has introduced legislation to stop funding the deployment of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq: H.R. 4232, the "End the War in Iraq Act of 2005." The bill would allow Defense Department funds to be used only to provide for: the safe and orderly withdrawal of all troops; consultations with other governments, NATO, and the UN regarding international forces; and financial assistance and equipment to either Iraqi security forces and/or international forces. In addition, the bill would not prohibit or restrict non-defense funding to carry out reconstruction in Iraq.

Current Co-Sponsors.

Call your Congress Member: http://tinyurl.com/dwsww

The following members (all Democrats) are original co-sponsors: Frank, Schakowsky, Serrano, Velezquez, Woolsey, J. Lewis, D. Payne, Waters, Stark, C. Kilpatrick, Kucinich, B. Lee.

There is not much chance of it passing, but at least it keeps the discussion going, and keeps the pressure on.