Hilo Peace March & Rally, 9 a.m. Sat., March 17, Mo'oheau Park

Cut Off the War Funds!

Congress is about to vote to continue the war.

We must not let them get away with it!

During the week of March 12, Congress will begin voting on President Bush’s request for $245 billion more to finance war and occupation. Let there be no mistake, this vote is no mere routine matter. It has nothing to do with “supporting the troops.” It is a vote to continue the war. In fact, the upcoming war-funding vote will be every bit as important as the vote by the 109th Congress to authorize the war in October 2002.

Congress must understand that the people will not accept any excuses for its vote to continue the war by approving funding for it. The people are not fooled by symbolic, non-binding resolutions that only oppose the “surge.” It is a betrayal of the people for Congress to fool around with proposals to merely limit scope of the war by placing restrictions on the funding, or to “re-authorize” a more limited war.

Last November the people voted to change the leadership of Congress so that it could do what the President is unwilling to do -- to end the war now. As Sen. Russ Feingold said recently at a Senate Hearing on Congress’s war powers, “Congress has the power to stop the war if it wants to." Now the people have given you the mandate to do that.

If Congress votes to continue funding the war it will be voting to kill more U.S. soldiers, it will be voting to order U.S. soldiers to kill more Iraqis, it will be voting to continue the war. It is not excuse for any member of Congress to say that they oppose the war, but that their voting for more war funding to support the troops. The real support that the troops and their families need is for you to act decisively, cut off the war funding and bring everyone home alive.

There is only one Congressional vote that the people, the soldiers, the families of soldiers, the Iraqi people, and the people of the world want to read about, and that’s a vote against any more war funding. Your voice is important and needed! Speak up now! Mahalo.


U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye - Hilo 935—0844, D.C. (202) 224-3934,
Email through website http://inouye.senate.gov

U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka – Hilo 935-1114, D.C. (202) 224-6361
Email senator@akaka.senate.gov

U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie -Honolulu (808) 541-2570, D.C. (202) 225-2726,
Email neil.Abercrombie@mail.house.gov

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono – Honolulu- (808) 541-1986, D.C. (202) 225-4906,
Email mazie.hirono@mail.house.gov

End the War! Bring the Troops Home Now!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Local, anti-Haole etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Mark your calendar:

Hilo Peace March & Rally 9 a.m. Sat., Mar. 17 Mo`oheau Park

For more information: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB `Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760. (808) 966-7622
ja@interpac.net www.malu-aina.org

Reminder: The Hilo Peace Vigil is March 2, 2007 (285th week). Join us!
Every Friday 3:30 - 5PM Hilo downtown Post Office (Federal Building)

Hilo Peace March & Rally, 9 a.m. Sat. Mar. 17, Mo'oheau Park. A hui hou!


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