national call in day to question the U.S. government’s ISIS strategy

Today is a national call in day to question the U.S. government’s ISIS strategy organized by two dozen groups including MoveOn, Veterans for Peace and Friends Committee on National Legislation (which provided the toll free number). With Members of Congress participating in Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) hearings over the next few days and a vote likely tomorrow on providing arms to Syrian fighters, now is the time to be heard.

Call Now! Congressionals switchboards are open between 9am and 5pm, eastern time. (855) 68 NO WAR (66 927 toll free) First, ask for your Representative, when finished call both of your Senators. Tell them:

“I am a constituent and I question whether there is a military solution to the ISIS problem. I also want my Congressperson to vote against arming Syrian fighters.”

Perhaps you don’t agree exactly with the above statement. I’m sure you still have questions or think Congress should at least hold a debate or claim its constitutional war powers. Please make three calls today and state your concerns.

The United States is rushing headlong into another open-ended war in the Middle East. We know from the past disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan that war isn’t the answer. Even President Obama has said that there is no military solution to ISIS. Among other actions, organizing regional diplomacy, cutting off oil income from sales to ISIS, and getting the UN to restart talks to end the Syrian civil war are more likely to achieve success over bombing and spreading weapons that might end up in the wrong hands. For more on nonmilitary solutions see our action alert from last week.

Pick up your phone! (855) 68 NO WAR (66 927 toll free) First, ask for your Representative, when finished call both of your Senators. Use the above script.

As I mentioned, it seems Congress will vote tomorrow to send more weapons into Syria. Already ISIS is using U.S. weapons against us, and garnered from Syria and Iraq. Sending more weapons into the Middle East is like pouring gasoline on a fire. Congress should vote no.

Make Three Calls Now! (855) 68 NO WAR (66 927 toll free) First, ask for your Representative, when finished call both of your Senators. Use the above script.

Your calls today are essential because, as we mentioned, this week the House and Senate are holding hearings with experts like Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry and General Martin Dempsey.

And know that your calls are being amplified by supporters of over twenty organizations that are calling Congress as you read this.

Humbly for Peace,

Kevin Martin
Executive Director
Peace Action

P.S. – Today is a national call in day organized by a few dozen groups to question the U.S. strategy on ISIS. Call now! (855) 68 NO WAR (66 927 toll free) First, ask for your Representative, when finished call both of your Senators. Tell them:

“I am a constituent and I question whether there is a military solution to the ISIS problem. I also want my Congressperson to vote against arming Syrian fighters.”

After calling, please forward this important email.

Take Action:

Call Now! Tell Congress to Oppose Iraq Bombing and Arming Syrian Fighters! (855) 68 NO WAR (66 927 toll free)

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