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Sign CODEPINK's Letter to Women Members of Congress!

Posted by libhom Thursday, March 06, 2008

From the text of the Code Pink Action Alert:

On March 11, we will deliver a letter to every woman Member of Congress who has publicly expressed concern about protecting the rights of Iraqi women. Our intention is to provide them with recent information about the struggle of Iraqi women living under occupation and press them to take supportive action in the next few weeks by voting to fund human needs in Iraq, not warfare, and to legislate the return of all the troops and contractors. Please add your name to this letter below and sign on as a co-sponsor to Congresswoman Water's BILL HR 5488. We will attach to this letter a recent Women for Women International report based on a survey conducted of more than 1500 Iraqi women.

Code Pink also has the following statement urging people to join their friends in signing the letter.
As you read this, women in Iraq live in a Hell we have created.

In Central Iraq, 91.8% of women polled by Women for Women International say that violence against women is increasing. 74.5% of Iraqi women avoid leaving their homes. 63.2% have regularly not sent their children to school. 65.3% report that US security forces are only making security worse. One woman who was interviewed commented, "They gave us freedom and they took from us security…but if I have to choose, I will choose safety and security."

We cannot allow this to continue.

As we gear up to honor International Women's Day on March 8, let us remember the dire situation of our Iraqi sisters. Let us use our voices to make their voices heard.

On March 11, CODEPINK will deliver a letter to every woman Member of Congress to provide them with chilling information about the struggle of Iraqi women living under occupation, and press them to take supportive action in the next few weeks by voting to fund human needs, not warfare, in Iraq, and legislate the return of all the troops and contractors.

Please join me in adding your name to the letter.

This letter will include the Women for Women International report on the status of Iraqi women.

I hope you will read it yourself to learn more about the tragic circumstances they are living in.

Thank you for taking action with me!

CODEPINK certainly is good at publicizing their organization with very bright pink costuming. More importantly, they are an excellent resource for specific actions you and I can take to stop this insane war.

Sign the Letter!

 

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