Thursday, January 11, 2007

Emergency Rally to Prevent Iraq Escalation on Santa Fe Plaza

MoveOn Emergency Rally to Prevent Iraq Escalation on Santa Fe Plaza then Congressional Offices Thursday January 11, Noon
by Leland Lehrman -

Santa Fe Area Residents Urge Rep. Udall and Senators Domenici and Bingaman to Stop Bush Escalation of Iraq War. One of Hundreds Held Nationwide

Santa Fe, New Mexico – This Thursday, January 11, at 12 Noon, local families will rally at the Santa Fe Plaza and then visit Congressional offices to urge Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman to stop President Bush's escalation of the Iraq War. We will also ask Bingaman in particular to support Edward Kennedy's new bill S. 233 designed to prevent escalation.

This "Emergency Rally To Stop Iraq Escalation" is one of hundreds being held nationwide by members of Political Action and other Peace groups. The rally is in reaction to President Bush's Wednesday announcement that he supports sending more troops into Iraq. Congress can block an Iraq escalation, but it is uncertain if members of Congress will. At the event, constituents will call their representative and senators to press Congress to oppose Bush's escalation.

"MoveOn members urge Senators Domenici and Bingaman to stop President Bush from escalating the Iraq War and to start a responsible exit. An escalation in Iraq is the wrong way home—it will make things worse, not better," said Leland Lehrman a MoveOn member in Santa Fe.

Iraq escalation has been rejected by voters, the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, Colin Powell, and many military generals, including those on the ground in Iraq. A December CNN Poll showed that only 11% of Americans support Bush's plan for escalation. MoveOn represents 3.2 million members nationwide.

Event Details: Emergency Rally To Stop Iraq Escalation

Who: MoveOn and other Peace Group members in Santa Fe

Where: The Plaza, Santa Fe, then to Senator Domenici and Bingaman's offices

When: Thursday, January 11, 12 Noon

What: Local residents demand Rep. Udall & Senators Domenici and Bingaman stop President Bush from escalating the Iraq War

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