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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Syria & Move On !
Dear MoveOn member,
In the wake of recent reports of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, the Obama administration is preparing for air strikes against Syria.1
MoveOn members are reacting strongly, including many folks who are deeply concerned about the path we seem to be on, and wondering what we can individually do.
Here are three steps you can take.
1) Educate yourself—and others—through our Video Teach-In on Syria. We raced to pull together an emergency video briefing on Syria yesterday with several noted progressive thought leaders. The discussion provided context on what's happening in Syria, explored reactions in the U.S. and around the world, and outlined some of the major concerns with—and alternatives to—military strikes.
2. Speak out on how you feel about U.S. strikes against Syria.
MoveOn members and partner organizations have started circulating a wide range of petitions responding to the looming threat of military strikes. Just a few hours ago, President Obama committed to seek approval from Congress for military action—so we WILL have a chance to make our voices heard with our elected representatives in Washington.2
This petition from MoveOn Council member Rachel Royce in North Carolina is one you might find compelling:
We urge you to show real leadership in protecting the people of Syria with a more creative, effective, and prudent approach than military action.
Galvanize world leaders to demand a multilateral cease-fire
Arrange to evacuate people who choose to flee harm's way
Care for the evacuees
Assist with re-settlement once the civil war has ended
Do not be fooled into thinking that war-making will protect or defend a population.
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