End the War in Afghanistan


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Dear [Decision Maker],

Last week in Grand Rapids, the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference passed a resolution calling for the war in Afghanistan to come to an end. It reads, "Therefore, be it resolved, that the Church of the Brethren calls on the President of the United States and members of Congress to begin an immediate withdrawal of all combat troops from Afghanistan, and instead to invest resources into the development of the Afghan people and infrastructure." This is but a powerful extension of the continuing witness of the Church of the Brethren, and is a resolution that calls all of us to be witnesses.

Just this week, the House of Representatives passed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing an increase in military funding, and further continuing the war in Afghanistan. But it was not without contention. An amendment calling for an end to the war received 181 votes, and I am asking you be a part of continuing that momentum. HR 1735 The Afghanistan Exit and Accountability Act calls on the Obama Administration to execute an immediate and responsible end to the war in Afghanistan.

In the spirit of the recently passed resolution on the war in Afghanistan, I am asking you to support and co-sponsor HR 1735,and bring this war to a responsible end. Thank you.

In God's Peace,
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