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DeFazio town meetings Monday - tell him to get out of Iraq

The only way Congress can stop the Iraq war is to cut off funding for it. Yet Oregon's four Democratic Reps -- Blumenauer, Wu, Hooley & DeFazio -- all voted for the 2006 Defense appropriations bill that included $45 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 link to www.bloomberg.com
 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2005-287

In an August 18 email DeFazio wrote, "I have voted for a couple of the more recent bills because, as long as U.S. forces are there, I believe they should have the equipment necessary to protect themselves, train the Iraqis, and get out."

This completely avoids his responsibility to take a stand. If he feels he must "support the troops," he should do so by getting them out of Iraq. As long as they stay in Iraq, they not only risk their own lives but continue to slaughter Iraqis. DeFazio is trying to straddle this issue to protect himself politically. He will continue to do so until we push him off the fence.

You can send him an email from his website at  http://defazio.house.gov/emailme.shtml

Even better would be to confront him about Iraq in front of an audience. He has four town meetings coming up Monday in Eugene and Springfield. Please attend and tell him his position on Iraq is morally indefensible.

EUGENE
Monday, September 19, 2005
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Campbell Senior Center
155 High Street

EUGENE
Monday, September 19, 2005
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Eugene City Council Chambers
777 Pearl Street

SPRINGFIELD
Monday, September 19, 2005
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Willamalane Adult Activity Center
McKenzie Room
215 West C Street

SPRINGFIELD
Monday, September 19, 2005
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Freight Room
101 South A Street