We’re on the verge of a huge progressive victory for the antiwar movement. Jane Hamsher estimates we have 36 of the 39 Democratic votes needed to defeat the war supplemental bill in the House tomorrow–which leaves only three to go! We must make sure our Reps know we oppose the war, and remind them that everyone in the House in 2007 signed the pledge not to vote for more war funding unless there are provisions for troop withdrawal.
According to Hamsher, here are the vets who are “leaning No” and could use a boost of antiwar support:
- Steve Cohen
- Keith Ellison
- Chakah Fattah
- Mike Honda
- Ann Kirkpatrick
- Doris Matsui
- Ed Markey
- Jim McDermott
- Gwen Moore
- Jared Polis
- Jan Schakowsky
- Mike Thompson
- John Tierney
- Mel Watt
- Anthony Weiner
Brave New Films has put together a series of messages from Director Robert Greenwald, targeting specific states where pressure is needed most: Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, Vermont, Virginia, Texas, California, and Arizona. If you live in one of those states or know someone who does, forward them the appropriate video and ask them to call Congress: (202) 224-3121.
If they have already agreed to vote “No,” be sure to say thanks for taking a stand against the war. You can also give Congress a call and see how Dems are leaning through FireDogLake’s Whip Tool.
And for all of you on Twitter, Bob Fertik at Democrats.com has some quick messages for you to Re-Tweet key members of Congress:
Thanks 4 NO vote on $95B War Supp 5/14. Stand firm! @RepMikeHonda @RepMikeMichaud @JimOberstar @chelliepingree @jaredpolis @RepInsleeNews
We can’t afford $95B for War – Vote NO @neilabercrombie @nancypelosi @kendrickbmeek @repblumenauer @JoeSestak
We can’t afford $95B for War – Vote NO @MaryJoKilroy @mlfudge @repbenraylujan @askgeorge @cbrangel @timryan
We can’t afford $95B for War – Vote NO @ArturDavis @FrankPallone @GregoryMeeks @Rep_Albio_Sires @RepCarnahan @USRepMikeDoyle
We can’t afford $95B for War – Vote NO @RepGwenMoore @RepHankJohnson @repsandylevin @RepSteveIsrael
Vote NO $108B bailout for European Banks @LeonardBoswell @repjohnbarrow @RepPerlmutter @repschrader @TomPerriello @GlennNye @HarryEMitchell
Let’s make sure we pick up the remaining votes we need!