From: David Swanson <> [Add to Address Book]
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Subject: [Activists] 4,000 Deaths, 435 Town Halls
Date: Mar 25, 2008 9:55 AM
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4,000 Deaths, 435 Town Halls

We just passed another tragic milestone with the 4,000th death of U.S. soldiers in Iraq, while the uncounted death toll of innocent Iraqis climbs beyond 1 million.

Yet in April, Congress will vote to give George Bush another $102 billion blank check for Iraq on top of past blank checks for $562 billion - unless we finally persuade our Representatives to Just Say No.

One great way to persuade a Representative is to hold a Town Hall Meeting and fill the hall with people who care and are willing to speak passionately. That gets their attention! has 500,000 members, roughly 1,000 in each district. That's more than enough to fill 435 Iraq Town Halls, if just two committed activists in each district will take the lead in organizing one. We've created web tools and assembled useful links to make this easier.

Will you help us organize an Iraq Town Hall?

Thanks for all you do!

Our Iraq Town Halls dovetail with several important new Iraq organizing efforts:

Progressive Democrats of America just launched its Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign to bring our troops home from Iraq and use the savings to pass H.R. 676, Rep. John Conyers' bill which guarantees comprehensive publicly-funded, privately-delivered health care for everyone in the U.S. Please sign their petition:

Win Without War  wants Rep. John Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, to provide funding only for the safe and timely redeployment of U.S. troops out of Iraq. Please sign their letter: 


Thing You Can Do:

1. Take the graphic link at the bottom of this page (or design your own) and link it to this page from your site:

2. Forward this Email to everyone you know.

3. Start working on planning an Iraq Town Hall where you live:

4. Ask other organizations to join this effort.  Those involved thus far include:

Co-sponsors and speakers:
Progressive Democrats of America
Gold Star Families for Peace
Win Without War
Hip Hop Caucus
Cities for Peace
Velvet Revolution

Iraq Veterans Against the War