Wednesday, March 21, 2007

MoveOn targets Tiahrt

Once again MoveOn has targeted Rep. Todd Tiahrt for his atrocious stands on the issues. This one is to get Tiahrt to sign onto the Iraq Accountability Act, which seems unlikely since Tiahrt is such a suck up to President George Bush and the far right of the Republican Party.

Dear MoveOn member,

Yesterday you saw the results of our poll—85 percent of MoveOn members want to work to pass Speaker Pelosi's plan for Iraq. Today, we have to get to work. This vote is going to be incredibly close and it'll be one of the most important ones of the year. Every member of Congress should hear from their constituents today.
The critical piece of this plan is that it sets a timeline for withdrawing our troops from Iraq—it sets a date certain to end the war. President Bush doesn't want to set a deadline to exit Iraq1—his policy would strand our troops in the middle of what has become a religious civil war.
Can you call Rep. Tiahrt and ask him to support the Iraq Accountability Act to set a date certain to bring our troops home?
Congressman Todd Tiahrt
Phone: 202-225-6216
Then please click below to let us know that you called:
When you call, tell the person who answers that you don't support the President's position of endless war. Our troops are stuck in a civil war and it's time to set a date and bring them home. Congress must rein in the president on his failed policy in Iraq.
By the way, you may have heard about a possible "Lee Amendment" that would end the war on an even shorter timetable. So far, the amendment hasn't been offered—there won't be a vote on it—but if it is, we'll encourage everyone to vote for it. And you can mention on your call that you want Rep. Tiahrt to support anything that strengthens the Iraq Accountability Act, too.
Over the last weeks, progressive members of Congress worked to make this bill a real step forward. And they succeeded, for the first time, in getting a bill with a timetable that would end the war in Iraq. It doesn't go as far as we'd like—this will be a long fight. But it's a first step toward bringing the troops home.
Please call Rep. Tiahrt today.
Thanks for all you do.
–Nita, Eli, Karin, Marika and the Political Action Team
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

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