Want to stop an attack on Syria? Call Congress today!

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Update: The tide is turning against American military intervention in Syria.

What the mainstream media was initially reporting as an inevitable military attack on Syria is now seen as a genuine toss up. We can stop this war, but to succeed we'll have to escalate the pressure.

Please pick up the phone and call Representative Tom Latham and Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin today!

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Dear 5849376,

Tell Congress: Don't Bomb Syria — click here to take action.

Amazing. CREDO members have reported making nearly 12,000 phone calls to Congress just last week. Over 200,000 of us have signed the petition opposing war with Syria. And every day, more progressive groups are joining CREDO in our call to oppose unilateral American bombing.

The results of this organizing are clear: we're starting to see members of the House on both the left and right voice opposition to unilateral strikes.

However, while momentum might be turning in our favor, the White House and Secretary of State John Kerry will be pushing very hard to ensure authorization for war passes Congress.

With the American public staunchly against bombing Syria, anti-war members of Congress are telling us the best thing we can do is make sure we keep the phones on Capitol Hill ringing off the hook.

Pick up the phone today to tell Representative Tom Latham and Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin: Don't bomb Syria.

Members of Congress have been urged to vote their conscience, which means they will be more sensitive than usual to constituents who call in and voice their opinions.

And our allies on the Hill have told us that offices are reporting receiving calls that run 10 to 1 in opposition to the authorization to use military force. Even hawkish Democrat Brad Sherman admitted in an interview yesterday, "I don't know a member of Congress whose e-mails and phone calls are in favor of this."1

If we can keep this kind of momentum up, we can stop Congress from giving the green light for a unilateral American attack on Syria.

Pick up the phone today to tell Representative Tom Latham and Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin: Don't bomb Syria.

As we reject military intervention in Syria, it's important to understand that there is a better way to achieve the goals we all share.

The use of chemical weapons is morally reprehensible, and it should be punished. The International Criminal Court should immediately start war crime tribunals and proceedings against those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. And the U.S. can take evidence that Assad's regime used chemical weapons to the UN Security Council and seek a resolution against Syria. Both acts would make it far more difficult for Russia to continue defending the regime and open the door for international action to broker a ceasefire -- the only way we will stop the massacre of civilians.

In addition, we should greatly expand humanitarian aid for the millions of refugees created by this bloody civil war.

But as heart wrenching as the ongoing civil war has become, the United States should not start dropping bombs. A knee jerk, unilateral attack by the U.S. won't help civilians -- it will make matters worse.

There are times when military force is necessary and justifiable. But this isn't one of them.

Pick up the phone today to tell Representative Tom Latham and Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin: Don't bomb Syria.

The time is now to speak out. Your activism matters.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1 " Rep. Brad Sherman explains how the White House could win the Syria vote," Washington Post Wonkblog, Sept. 04, 2013

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