Please e-mail and call your representatives in Congress. Urge them to vote against President Obama’s intervention in Syria’s civil war.
In the coming days, Congress will debate and vote on President Obama’s proposed retaliation against the Assad regime for its horrific and lethal gassing of civilians and other extreme violations of human rights and international law.
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry argue that not to act in the face of such brutality would give impunity to Assad and a green light to despots around the world.
If only it were so simple or morally clear.
What is morally clear is that we don't need any more dead civilians and U.S. military intervention in Syria cannot guarantee that. What is morally clear is that we don't need more war.
Join the thousands of Americans who have contacted Congress urging them to Say No to U.S. military intervention in Syria.
As Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Founder of Cordoba Initiative wrote in the Washington Post this week:
“The greatest danger to world peace today is the growing, self-sustaining, vicious circle of violence afflicting the Middle East and North Africa. The danger grows whether the circle is fueled by extremist ideologies or by good intentions. ...to work toward a political solution that protects the living and brings a chance for peace is far more important— and would do so much more to enhance America’s credibility— than sending a few missiles in retaliation for the dead.”
There is a much bigger conversation that needs to happen about America’s role in the world and how we can align our ideals with our actions. But right now, time is short.
Americans from all parts of the political spectrum are speaking out against this ill-considered adventure.
Please make sure your voice gets heard.
Human Rights Director