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At a news conference like this, it really helps to have a crowd of 5-10 people—so it's clear in the TV coverage that folks are really concerned about the cost of the war. We still need a few more folks to come to the event in Portland (because it's during the day, it's a little harder for some people to make it). If you're free, the MoveOn members organizing this event could really use your help.
At the events, MoveOn members will hold a press conference for reporters where we'll release the report, hear from speakers and take questions from the media. Then, we'll deliver the report outlining what the war is costing us to our representative's office so that Congress gets the message: We want an end to this unwinnable civil war in Iraq and we want it now.
In September, General Petraeus is going to issue his report on Iraq. Congress will then decide whether they're going to give the president another blank check for endless war or whether they'll force him to accept real timelines to bring our troops home quickly.
So we're going all out this month to make sure Congress takes a stand against this war and votes to bring our troops home in September.