Friday, May 21, 2010

U.S. dead in Afghanistan now past 1,000 mark

Dear Aubrey,

1,000 soldiers have now been killed in Afghanistan.

troops in Afghanistan from NYTimes
Tell Congress that it's finally time to end the war.
add your voice
I have some sad news to share: Late Tuesday afternoon, news media confirmed that that the 1,000th American soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.1

It's a sobering milestone. But even in this moment of grief, there is hope. Progressive champion Jim McGovern is sponsoring a bill that could bring an end to this disastrous conflict.2 But with a key debate coming up soon, we're still a few co-sponsors short of what we need to demand a vote on his bill.

Help end the war and honor those we've lostAsk your member of Congress to co-sponsor McGovern's bill to create a plan to bring home the troops.
This is a heartbreaking cost for American families. These were people's sons and daughters, husbands and wives, moms and dads. Our hearts go out to all the families affected by this war -- American and Afghan alike.

With key votes scheduled in the next few weeks, we need Congress and the American people to know that we see and oppose the awful cost of this war.
You can help: Click here to send a message to your members of Congress telling them that you have seen the cost in blood and treasure, and are demanding that they stand up for a timeline to end this war.


Japhet Els

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