Friday, July 18, 2008

Peace Action Alert

Upper Hudson Peace Action Alert

Now, before any irreversible steps are taken, is the time for us to speak out against any U.S. military attack on Iran.

On Monday, July 21st, join the nationwide call in day to make sure your member of Congress knows there is strong opposition to military action against Iran in his or her district. The call in day is sponsored by United for Peace and Justice. It only takes a few minutes to place a local phone call.

Pressure on Congress is critical right now as it considers House Congressional Resolution 362. Unfortunately both Michael McNulty and Kirsten Gillibrand have joined 102 House Democrats and 117 Republicans to cosponsor this resolution against Iran that demands President Bush "initiate an international effort" to impose a land, sea, and air blockade on Iran to prevent it from importing gasoline and to inspect all cargo entering or leaving Iran. Imposing such a blockade without UN authority could be widely construed as an act of war. Ask them to remove their names from co-sponsorship.

Phone numbers:

Congressman Michael McNulty, (518) 465-0700

Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand
, (518) 581-8247

Upper Hudson Peace Action, 33 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 463-5907,