Following are two action calls by the ANSWER and UNAC anti-war coalitions.
Send a letter to Congress:
Vote NO on the Syria war resolution
Mass Demonstration in D.C. – Sat., Sept. 7
If you already took action, you can use this link to forward this email to your friends asking them to also send letters.
Time is of the essence. We have been in the streets all over the country. The opposition to a new war is everywhere. This forced the administration to step back from imminent bombings.
But the danger also exists for an even larger war against Syria as Obama seeks to make a deal with right-wing hawks like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and others.
Now is the time for the people to step up pressure on Congress and demand that they vote NO to any resolution authorizing a military attack on Syria.
On Saturday, September 7, people are descending on Washington, D.C., for a major demonstration that will assemble at the White House and march on the Capitol Building as Congress returns to and prepares to vote. This demonstration is endorsed by the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, UNAC and many other organizations. If you or your organization would like to be an endorser of the Sept. 7 demonstration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who can will stay over in Washington for daily demonstrations, and to maintain a round-the-clock visible anti-war presence at the U.S. Capitol building beginning Saturday, September 7 and continuing daily as Congress meets to take up and vote on the resolution.
People around the country are organizing demonstrations this week at local Congressional offices in the representatives’ home districts to tell them to vote NO.
The ANSWER coalition has organized demonstrations and rallies all over the country for the past 10 days – including the demonstration in front of the White House that echoed into the Rose Garden as President Obama spoke Aug. 31.
The voice of the anti-war movement is being heard and the people’s movement is playing a critical role in the worldwide opposition to the threatened US war on Syria. Please help amplify this message right now with you generous donation to the anti-war movement.
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|CALL FOR UNITED NATIONAL ACTIONS TO OPPOSE US WAR ON SYRIA|
The Obama Administration seems determined to start a senseless and bloody war on Syria. This is in spite of the will of the American people, most Syrians, world public opinion, many U.S. military and intelligence officials, and even the Pope. UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon warned that any “punitive” action against Syria would be illegal and that a strike could unleash “more turmoil and bloodshed”.
We cannot count on Congress to pull us out of this quagmire of expanding wars for profit. However, any delay in launching the cruise missiles is important in organizing a strong opposition to this and future wars.
The war makers must be stopped and only a united and massive effort of all of us, reaching out to broad sectors of the American public can do this. Remember, we have the majority on our side.
Until the vote in Washington, the immediate focus needs to be on Congress. We’ve all been involved in protest actions and we need to continue the pressure and intensify the mobilizations. Our unified demand should be: Hands Off Syria – No War!
UNAC calls for putting pressure on Congress from now until the vote. This includes organizing meetings with members of Congress, call-ins, sit-ins, letters, media outreach, petitions, etc. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard:
1-202-224-3121 . Ask for your representative. Leave a message: VOTE NO TO WAR ON SYRIA!
In addition, we call for mass, united protest actions everywhere on Saturday, September 7. These include demonstrations in NYC at Times Sq., Washington, DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Atlanta and many other places, as well as a demonstration in LA on Monday, September 9 when Obama addresses the AFL-CIO convention. We endorse the call by the Syrian American Forum for a mobilization in Washington on Monday, September 9, led by Syrian Americans opposed to military intervention. We strongly encourage participation in all protest actions in Washington, DC, the seat of power, starting on Saturday and all next week.
An American strike threatens to explode what is already a regional proxy war into a worldwide catastrophe. The stakes are high and we cannot afford to let any differences among us weaken and divide our forces. If you are planning an action, please click here and fill out this form and we will list all actions on our website (www.UNACpeace.org).