Senator Franken: No More Dollars for Afghanistan War! Bring the Troops Home Now!

On or around April 15, the House of Representatives and the Senate will vote on the $33 billion dollar supplemental bill for the war on Afghanistan. The purpose of our actions is to urge our senators to vote against the war supplemental bill and for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Money needed to withdraw the troops can be taken from the bloated $708 billion defense budget being requested by President Obama for 2011, which is more than the combined defense budgets of all other countries in the world.

It is imperative that we speak out at this time against the escalation of the war in Afghanistan and further assaults on Afghan cities and towns, which can only result in more bloodshed, misery, and death for U.S. soldiers and the people of Afghanistan, one of the poorest nations in the world.

Our actions will include; 1) the reading of the names of some who have been killed in the war in Afghanistan; 2) throwing shoes at the occupation; and 3) a die-in. Organized by the Twin Cities Peace Campaign.