Pledge to Vote to Stop the Wars!

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Petitioning: Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Petitioner: Mountain View Voices for Peace started on July 10, 2011

Dear Congresswoman Eshoo:

After the 2008 election, many of us expected the U.S. to gradually disentangle itself from wars and other military actions abroad. Instead, we are embroiled in a growing number of conflicts, with no clear goals and no consistent application of principles. We are at war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, and U.S. forces routinely launch attacks elsewhere, including Pakistan and Yemen.

These wars are destructive. They continue to kill large numbers of people and drive many more from their homes. They kill and wound American fighting men and women. They are a drain on our economy and a major cause of our national debt and deficit. We are being taxed to pay for these wars, even where the U.S shifts combat operations to others, yet we do not have enough money to fund domestic priorities such as healthcare and schools. And there is no end in sight.

We call on you to exercise your constitutional authority and moral obligations by pledging to vote, whenever the opportunity arises, to end these wars.