Please call the office of Earl Blumenauer and ask them to explain why he has hidden his position. Ask why he does not support an immediate cease-fire on the Israel/Lebanon border. Resolution H 450 is sponsored by Dennis Kucinich and co-sponsored by 33 other house members.
Call Earl (503)231-2300 then post your call results here on Portland.indymedia.org
You might also suggest that Earl agree to meet the people who organized the Middle East Peace rally here in Portland on Sunday 7/30 in Pioneer Square. I've asked for this meeting.
If you can't call during business hours then
send Earl email using an action alert page for H 450
I called his office on Monday 7/24 and asked for his position. I told them I wanted his position before the peace rally in Pioneer Square on Sunday. They told me it would take Earl 7 days to state his position. Earl took 7 days to avoid any direct statement on a cease-fire. He then stated this on August 1st, 2006: "I have been dismayed that the United States has not been quicker to react or more assertive diplomatically to bring about the conditions for peace"
Earl and his staff are blaming others for inaction when they are just as guilty. In addition to being vague and ironic, their statement is also grammatically incorrect. He has not stated anything that mentions H 450 by Dennis Kucinich. I called on Monday (7/31) and Tuesday (8/1) and his staff were unable to provide any clarity to H450.
H450 states: "Calling upon the President to appeal to all sides in the current crisis in the Middle East for an immediate cessation of violence and to commit United States diplomats to multi-party negotiations with no preconditions."
Earl has endorsed H921 on July 20th, 2006
Earl supports: "Israel's right to defend itself"
House Resolution 450 calls for an immediate cease-fire, multi-party negotiations and an international peacekeeping force. Read the full text:
House resolution 921 stating: "Israel's right to defend itself"
On her visit to Israel the week of 7/30/2006 Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said it is not yet time for Israel to stop bombing. "Rice said there would be no cease-fire unless Hezbollah released two captured Israeli soldiers and withdrew"
Cluster bombs reported and used on civilians
July 31st Newshour show
Sec. Rice unaware of civilian massacre, suggesting cease-fire only with conditions
Lebanon calling for immediate cease-fire without conditions
http://tinyurl.com/rhkpk (real Audio )