December 10, 2012

United for Peace & Justice Action Alert

We faced a crucial moment after the elections four years ago and the antiwar movement lost its step. This time, there must be no pause in the push for peace and justice. At UFPJ we have launched our campaign for Jobs Not Wars and now we face a huge task to keep the imperative to “cut military spending and bring all the troops home now” central to the national debates over the budget. Your support at this moment of opportunity will help ensure that we do not lose momentum in our struggle for peace and justice.
There is a mighty struggle being waged over conduct of the war in Afghanistan.  War hawks in the Pentagon are threatening to renege on the commitment to end combat operations in 2014 and keep counter-terrorism forces on the ground on an almost permanent basis. At the same time, the Senate in an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act has called for accelerated withdrawal of our troops and a letter making similar demands is circulating in the House. We know the overwhelming majority of the American public wants the troops home as soon as possible and all of us in UFPJ must repeat that demand until we prevail!

Please donate as generously as you can to help UFPJ do this vital work. Our work to build opposition to the U.S. war machine must not halt. Bringing our troops home now, caring for them once they are here, and making drastic cuts to future military spending are vital to promoting an economy based on human needs. Your end-of-year support is vital to this work.

Thank you,

The UFPJ Steering Committee

Donations to United for Peace and Justice are tax exempt to the extent permitted by law. The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) is UFPJ's 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor.  If you would like to make a donation by check, please make it payable to "FOR" and write "UFPJ" in the memo line.  Mail to: P.O. Box 607, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108.

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