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Tell Congress to vote NO to escalating the war in Ukraine

Politicians in Congress will soon rush legislation to spend another $37 billion, with $22 billion for weapons, on the war in Ukraine. This massive war funding will be voted on in a lame-duck Congress before the people just elected can vote.

Tell your House and Senate reps to vote NO on more money to escalate a war that threatens further climate chaos, skyrocketing inflation, world hunger and, most disturbingly, nuclear annihilation! We need a ceasefire and peace negotiations, not escalation that could lead to WWIII.


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  • Gretchen Porter
    commented 2022-11-23 11:47:56 -0500
    America,
    Check your privilege.
  • Gretchen Porter
    commented 2022-11-21 18:48:04 -0500
    Medea has called the Russian Invasion of Ukraine a War Crime.
    In the future, within the same sentence/breath, please include Bush’s invasion of Iraq (lied to Congress about WMD’s) and the Obama/NATO bombing of Libya (destroyed North Africa’s elaborate irrigation system of canals, bombing them back to the Stone Age).
    Otherwise, you support a double standard favoring ‘the vanity of the powerful’.
    In a statement to the UN, in solidarity with 65 other nations calling for negotiations on Peace in Ukraine, the Head Of the African Union used those exact words ‘the vanity of the powerful’ to explain the causes behind the situation.
    Put the 3 ‘war crimes’ side by side and answer honestly, who had ‘just cause’; Bush? Obama? Putin?
  • Gretchen Porter
    commented 2022-11-21 18:24:34 -0500
    Dear members of the 117th Congress,
    Please take the time to view Steven Spielberg’s film ‘Bridge of Spies’ w/ Tom Hanks.
    It is an accounting of America’s anti Russian ‘blood lust’ during the last Cold War. It is the story of James P. Donovan a New York Insurance attorney, Abel Rudolf the first Russian Spy apprehended in the US and U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.
    Today’s climate is much the same except no one is standing against popular currents to protect this Nation’s interests.
    If watching a movie is too much to ask, please read Time Magazine’s article about Shawn Fuller, a U.S. Navy veteran, arriving in Kiev in 2018, to join the Ukrainian Military’s Nazi Training Camp. It describes the Ukrainian fascists, their club in downtown Kiev with its movie theatre, bar, youth camps etc. Americans take issues with ‘Proud Boys’ rushing the Nations capitol but have no problem giving the fascists that control the Ukrainian government billions of American taxpayer dollars.
    At the very least, abstain from the vote to send more money to them.
    ‘How a White-Supremacist Militia Uses Facebook to Radicalize and Train New Members’
    https://time.com/5926750/azov-far-right-movement-facebook/
  • Patricia Rosnel
    followed this page 2022-11-19 16:59:14 -0500
  • Philip Ratcliff
    commented 2022-11-19 01:13:07 -0500
    Putin has emerged as an international villain. I’m glad that Ukraine has remained unconquered by Russia. However, war spending, $billions upon $billions is way over the top. Biden blew the lid off Trump’s “defense” spending in his first year in office.
  • George Lee
    followed this page 2022-11-18 22:44:32 -0500
  • Julieanna Thomson
    commented 2022-11-18 20:44:03 -0500
    First, again congratulations, Karen Bass [my Wash D.C. Rep.] for winning the L.A. Mayoral Election!

    Re Ukraine:

    IF Ukraine must be better armed, where are the other NATO et al. countries for giving hugely to Ukraine? It seems that the USA is carrying the burden.

    Please demand more of the other countries, PLUS:

    WHILE FIGHTING GOES ON, PLEASE ADVOCATE FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH A CEASE-FIRE, EVEN IF RUSSIA DOESN’T REALLY SERIOUSLY WANT EITHER NEGOTIATIONS OR A CEASE-FIRE.

    ALSO, IF there is a way to encourage Russians in that country to RISE UP against their present Govt, then do that. AND if PUTLER can be isolated and captured, all the better.

    As your constituent, I request you vote NO on the next $37 billion, with $22 billion for weapons, to escalate the war in Ukraine. Instead of spending taxpayer dollars on more weapons, military training and intelligence, demand the White House engage in serious diplomatic efforts to avert direct combat between the two most nuclear armed nations, the United States and Russia.

    Do not risk nuclear war; please help toward stopping the tragic mayhem!

    It appears there is no military solution to the war in Ukraine. Every Ukraine battlefield victory has triggered Russian retaliation to up the ante in an endless war. The only real solution is a diplomatic one that addresses the security concerns of all involved.

    Key: Security concerns of all involved.

    If Ukraine and Russia can negotiate the flow of grain exports, prisoner exchanges and international inspections of a nuclear plant, they can at least try to negotiate an end to this war, provided the US and NATO countries do not torpedo the talks with more weapons shipments.

    We need a ceasefire and we need peace negotiations now! Russia recently (likely falsely) claimed that its recent wrath on Ukraine was because “Ukraine would not negotiate” – so Russia cruelly prepares the way to “death of civilians by freezing” by destroying salient infrastructure. Yes, it’s crazy, but at least take Russia ùp on that and demand, over and over, negotiations…like Russia supposedly wants (even if a phony “want” on Russia’s part)!

    Vote NO on the next $37 billion to escalate the war in Ukraine. That will surprise Putler…

    If he escalates even in the face of possible negotiations, keep trying anyway while remaining practically “war-ready” with other countries’ contributions if needed…

    Thank you.

    (Julieanna)
  • Elaine H Armstrong
    commented 2022-11-18 20:21:48 -0500
    What do we need in the USA?
    Fri, Nov 18 at 4:54 PM

    We need low income housing for the homeless.
    We need mental hospitals and long term housing for the mentally ill that are living on the Streets.
    We need student loans to be paid.
    We need to become self sufficient and not depend on wars to bring revenue.
    We need medical for all people.
    Fix the USA and stop printing money that isn’t there as we already sent $50 Billion to the Ukraine and only 30% actually reached the Ukraine.

    Elaine Armstrong

    Direct 360 798 6058
  • Dominique Mazeaud
    followed this page 2022-11-18 18:10:50 -0500
  • Mathew Wu
    commented 2022-11-18 17:27:07 -0500
    No more war, where is the 37 billion to help poor Americans suffering from inflation? Where is the money to forgive student loans? Where is our healthcare, our education, our infrastructure? Why did it take decades before the ACA was created? How many more decades until we have universal college or healthcare? Why is it Ukraine gets unquestionable, immediate aid, yet we the American people must suffer for decades on end only to get half measures? People shall say we can focus on multiple issues at once, yet domestic issues are being completely ignored. Student loan forgiveness is in peril of being outright blocked by SCOTUS. Congress is clearly using foreign aid as a screen, to excuse themselves from their responsibility to the people. In reality they care not for our wellbeing, they send money to be lossed in another pointless war while saying the deficit is too high, universal healthcare cost too much, and debt relief is un-American. This is cruel and unfair to the American people.
  • Mathew Wu
    followed this page 2022-11-18 17:07:50 -0500
  • Linda Snider
    commented 2022-11-18 13:40:56 -0500
    The USA must put a stop to the ongoing war in Ukraine. It is time to Negotiate NOT Escalate. The money we are putting into this war is needed in USA where millions are living in poverty or on the edges.
  • Lorraine Marx-Singer
    followed this page 2022-11-18 12:34:09 -0500
  • Jean Gordon
    commented 2022-11-18 12:17:26 -0500
    No more death and destruction! Please negotiate and be willing to comporomise!
  • Dmitri Toptygin
    commented 2022-11-18 12:04:08 -0500
    I have signed the letter, its wording is perfect for the senators and representatives. However, for the members of this group I will need to share the following. The letter contains the words “with every Ukraine battlefield victory” or something similar. The truth is that there were no real Ukraine battlefield victories. Ukraine lost in all its offensive operations. Whenever Ukraine mounts an offensive action, they loose hundreds of soldiers, dozens of tanks and armored vehicles, and gain nothing (no territorial gains). This is a theater to impress the Western masters, US and NATO. In a few cases where Ukraine did gain some territory, Russia decided to withdraw its forces (without a fight) because of a high risk of enemy encirclement or a logistical difficulty with supplying weapons and fuel to the forces located in that territory. Russian military commanders’ first concern is to preserve the lives of the Russian military and civilians. Since the start of the direct involvement of the Russian military in this conflict (the conflict started in 2014, Russia got involved in 2022), Russian military lost about the same number of military personnel as Ukraine lost in the last month alone. This pointless loss of life needs to be stopped.
  • Thomas Baron
    followed this page 2022-11-18 10:06:32 -0500
  • Stephen Malloy
    commented 2022-11-18 09:46:38 -0500
    Homeless, Healthcare, Education; just some of the needs that must be addressed rather the padding the pockets of war profiteers.
  • Curt Sommer
    commented 2022-11-18 09:40:32 -0500
    HELL NO!
  • Nancy Strickland
    followed this page 2022-11-18 09:38:26 -0500
  • Arqui Barkhi
    commented 2022-11-18 09:23:09 -0500
    It’s always about the wealthy and powerful. The government would rather use our tax dollars for killing machines and war than protect it’s citizens from COVID-19. More Americans are dead from COVID-19 than any other country. Meanwhile another corporate tax cut is in process while they caused the worst inflation in decades with their historic profits. Some democracy.
  • Arqui Barkhi
    followed this page 2022-11-18 09:21:12 -0500
  • Ernesto Migoya
    followed this page 2022-11-18 09:18:15 -0500
  • Paul Seifert
    followed this page 2022-11-18 09:15:16 -0500
  • William Fusfield
    commented 2022-11-18 09:14:46 -0500
    Billion$ for US Social Services and Infrastructure Repair and Renewal, Not One Red Cent for further Escalation of Existential Threats Against Russia Via Ukraine Proxy!!
  • Jenifer Bubla
    followed this page 2022-11-18 09:11:54 -0500
  • Helen Duffy
    commented 2022-11-17 15:13:25 -0500
    Stop the escalation and start negotiating a ceasefire and diplomatic peace agreement.
  • Paul Flansburg
    commented 2022-11-17 14:33:55 -0500
    Sorry I couldn’t be on Tuesday’s call. Still, I just sent my letters.
  • Jean Gordon
    commented 2022-11-16 22:25:50 -0500
    Why do we risk the end of the world when we could stop escalating the war and negotiate a peace settlement. Ending another disastrous war is better than
    risking a huge catastrophe.
  • neysha sima
    commented 2022-11-16 20:15:19 -0500
    (excerpts)
    “Missile incident was Ukrainian ‘provocation’ – Polish politician
    Former Lublin council chair Jaroslaw Pakula said Warsaw should rethink its stance on the conflict” 
    “The purpose of the provocation was to scare the EU and get civil society support for sending even more weapons to Ukraine, Pakula added. Instead of telling “fairy tales” about the missile, the Polish president should tell Ukraine’s Vladimir Zelensky that Warsaw “will no longer put up with this behavior” by Kiev that cost two villagers their lives, a former city councilman in Lublin said on Wednesday.”
    Source:
    https://www.rt.com/news/566656-poland-lublin-ukraine-missile/
  • Ruby Warren
    commented 2022-11-16 09:05:12 -0500
    It is absolutely essential to end the war in Ukraine. According to Jeffery Sachs, who is an elder statesman for decades in Ukraine and Russia and many other places. He states clearly that this war in Ukraine could at this point very easily turn escalate to using nuclear weapons. And this could be the end of the world as we know it. What conflict could be worth ending life on earth as we know it. IT IS URGENT NOW TO PUSH FOR NEDGOTIATIONS IN THE USA. AND JEFFREY SACHS IS THE WISEST, MOST INFORMAED AND AWARE PERSON I CAN THINK OF TO HEAD THIS DELEGATION. I URGE YOU TO STAND FOR PEACE, FOR NEGOTIATIONS. NO CONFLICT IS WORTH THE END OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT ON EARTH. PETITION THE WHITE HOUSE ENDLESSLY TO DEMAND NEGOTIANS NOW. RIGHT NOW, IMMEDIATELY. IF RUSSIA IS BOMBED YOU CAN BE SURE THEY WILL RESPOND IN KIND RIGHT HERE IN THE USA. DEMAND NEGOTIONS NOW!!!!!