September 17, 2007

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Jim Webb made an exclusive video to explain why Congress must support the troops and pass the "Webb Amendment," on Wednesday. He asks us to call our elected officials and tell them to support this very simple, but important measure. It received 56 votes last time it was introduced, but was filibustered by the Rubber Stamp Republicans which included McConnell and Warner. You can read all about it here...Jim's website has a fact sheet also.

Please call and ask these senators to support Jim Webb's pro-troop amendment:

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

DC: 202-224-6665

Anchorage: 907-271-3735

George Voinovich (R-Ohio)

DC: (202) 224-3353

Cleveland: (216) 522-7095

Elizabeth Dole (R-North Carolina)

DC: 202-224-6342

Raleigh: 866-420-6083

John Warner (R-Virginia)

DC: (202) 224-2023

Roanoke: (540) 857-2676

Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

DC: 202-224-2541

Louisville: 502-82-6304

Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania)

DC: 202-224-4254

Harrisburg: (717) 782-3951

Bonus - Ask Harry Reid to "don't let Republicans obstruct -- make them stand and filibuster":

DC: 202-224-3542

Las Vegas: 702-388-5020

via Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) today introduced a bi-partisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring that active-duty troops and units have at least equal time at home as the length of their previous tour overseas. The amendment also sets a minimum 1-to-3 year ratio for National Guard and Reserve members and units.

“We’ve reached the point where we can no longer allow the ever-changing nature of this Administration’s operational policies to drive the way our troops are being deployed. In fact, the reverse is true. The availability of our troops should be the main determinant of how ground operations should be conducted.

“This is one area where we all as Democrats and Republicans should be able to come together. I would urge my colleagues to recognize this common interest and the interests that we share in addressing the welfare of our troops and their families,”

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