Call Earl (503) 231-2300 and then post the results of your call on Indymedia.
Ask Earl to publish his clear reasons why he can't sign HR 508( Troop withdrawal in 6 months) Three women House Representatives have introduced HR 508. It takes a "man" like Earl to talk tough and then refuse to sign any commitment. Earl has become spineless before and it helped to have the calls posted here for the sake of history and the media.
Full Text of the resolution on the link below
Press release from Rep. Waters
Three main ideas in HR508:
1) Revoke the previous Iraq war powers given to the President
2) Pull out military and contractors in 6 months
3) Ban US military bases in Iraq
Here is a summary of HR 508
-- Introduced on January 17th, 2007 by Representative Maxine Waters (CA-35), Representative Lynn Woolsey (CA-6), Representative Barbara Lee (CA-9)
-- REPEAL OF PUBLIC LAW 107-243. The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) is hereby repealed.
-- DISENGAGEMENT OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND CONTRACTOR SECURITY FORCES FROM IRAQ. Withdrawal of Armed Forces- Not later than the end of the six-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act,
-- 105. PROHIBITION ON PERMANENT UNITED STATES MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN IRAQ.
-- The Department of Defense has failed to adequately support United States Armed Forces in Iraq
-- The occupation of Iraq has made the United States economically and militarily weaker, has made the United States less safe
-- It has enhanced the recruitment of terrorists, and has diminished America's prestige and influence in the world.
-- The civil war in Iraq was predicted by United States military commanders before the 2003 occupation of Iraq.
-- The Iraqi people participated in elections to directly elect a full-term government. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other high-ranking Iraqi Government officials, as well as leaders from the Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish communities in Iraq, have since called for a timetable for the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq.
-- Accelerate the training and equipping of the military and security forces of the Government of Iraq;
-- Turn over all internal security activities and military operations in Iraq to the elected Government of Iraq not later than the end of the six-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.