"Safe and Orderly Withdrawal from Iraq Act"
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:42

Progressive Democrats of America

Rep. McGovern Introduces HR 746 -
"Safe and Orderly Withdrawal from Iraq Act"
February 1, 2007, Washington , DC
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced legislation to cut off funding for the
War in Iraq. Rep. McGovern's bill, the "Safe and Orderly Withdrawal From Iraq Act," (H.R. 746) gives the
Bush Administration 6 months to complete the withdrawal of U.S. forces.


Personal Appeal from Congressman Jim McGovern

First, thank you for being there in support of my efforts to end the horrific Iraq occupation and bring our troops home safely.

Today, I write you about the latest and most important peace initiative. Please sign the Pledge for Peace petition, and send this email to five friends.

The Peace Pledge says that you support the 70 members of Congress who sent an open letter to President Bush this summer stating that they “will only support appropriating additional funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq.” Debate over Iraq appropriations begins in a matter of days.

I’m proud to be one of the members of Congress who signed the letter pledging that we will use our “power of the purse” to end this disastrous occupation.

I’m also proud to be a member of the advisory board of Progressive Democrats of America. But, please, let’s reach beyond the ranks of PDA. The public is with us on this; we need to let them know that the occupation can be ended!

Some of you may be rightfully discouraged about previous efforts on Capitol Hill to wind down the occupation. You should take credit for changing pubic opinion about Iraq.

So let’s not give up hope. Please forward this email to others, after you sign the new petition.


Rep. Jim McGovern

PS. Learn how you can become part of PDA’s Peace Pledge campaign.

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Extend the victory of Nov. 2006 into a permanent, progressive majority. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info: http://pdamerica.org/



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