BRING THE TROOPS HOME. NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY, WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT WE SAY!sm
We need to build on the momentum of the the recent demonstrations by having
each member of Congress hear personally from you, their direct constituents,
to demand that Congress pass legislation to end the war now, refuse any
additional funding for the war.
We also need to prohibit the establishment of permanent
military bases, and investigate the claims of the Bush
administration that were used to justify the war in the first place.
Tell your Representative and both of your Senators to support the troops by
bringing them home now!
You can call your members of Congress right now on one of these toll-free
There are operators on duty 24 hours a day. Just ask to be connected to your one of your senators or your house
representative and they'll put you through.
If you want to make sure your message gets through, the one click form below will send your personal message to both of your senators, with
the subject "Support our troops, bring them home now."
At the same time you can send your personal comments only as a letter to the editor of your nearest
local daily newspaper if you like. Read our simple, comprehensive plan HOW we're going to stop the war.
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HOW WE'RE GOING TO BRING THE TROOPS HOME
1. WEB SITE ACTIONS
All progressive blogs should FEATURE a prominent Bring The Troops Home action center. If you have a web page of any kind, the absolute bare minimum is to have in the top fold of your main index page (if not on every page of your site) one of the toll-free Capitol telephone numbers (877-851-6437, 866-338-1015 or 800-828-0498), plus an exhortation to call your members of Congress specifically to oppose the war, and not in teeny-tiny type, but in large bold type that nobody could miss.
If you want to do more, we have a dedicated action page at http://www.millionphonemarch.com that you can link to. It will send a personal message directly to both of your senators, and at the same time you can automatically send a Letter to the Editor of your nearest daily newspaper all with just one click.
We will even set you up with the code to run a form parallel to ours on your own URL, using our server submission resources only in the background. Just email to email@example.com and it's yours in a matter of minutes.
In addition we have a free module that will instantly return the direct Washington phone and fax numbers of all your members of Congress at http://www.usalone.com/get_instantcongress.htm. You can download the code right on the spot from that page and have the feature on your own site.
If you have a mailing list of any kind of your own opt-ins, do a mailing emphasizing the importance of this action and provide the toll-free number AND link to http://www.millionphonemarch.com. Direct email is one of the most effective tools for generating messages to Congress.
2. RADIO ACTIONS
All progressive radio personalities should dedicate part of EVERY show to giving out the toll-free congressional phone numbers (currently 877-851-6437, 866-338-1015 or 800-828-0498) and to rally your listeners to take action on this. Don't just assume people know it already or can find it on their own. PROMOTE it. Talk is not enough, not even close. We must convert advocacy into ACTION. In the same way that a single run of an ad on your radio station will not have sufficient impact standing alone, you should make this a recurrent theme of your show.
At the same time you can give out the URL of the main action page, http://www.millionphonemarch.com, or any other easy to say and remember web address you like, to get people to email or phone or fax their members of Congress. In addition all the other things above that apply to other web sites apply to you as well. Feature the congressional toll-free phone numbers and action links and do it prominently on your main page, your blogs, and ideally on ALL your pages at least in one of your side columns.
And as a listener of your favorite progressive radio show, call in. Encourage them to get on the case to give out the toll-free number, and to give out web links and post them on their sites. Talk about this on the air when they put you on. There is also a List of all the major progressive call-in talk radio shows on this page, together with the call-in numbers.
3. PHONE AND FAX ACTIONS
The most powerful single thing you can do personally is to call the offices of your members of Congress directly and tell them that they must heed the voice of the people. There are three toll-free phone numbers we have tested good recently,
877-851-6437, 866-338-1015 and 800-828-0498.
They are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Otherwise use the Lookup Phones function at the top of this page to get all their direct phone and fax numbers, including all their district offices. Start with their Washington numbers, and if their message logs are full because it's at night or a weekend, go for the nearest district office, then follow up AGAIN with Washington first thing in the morning the next weekday.
Send the link for this page, http://www.millionphonemarch.com, to all your friends and encourage them to also take action. It is only by engaging all our friends and neighbors that Congress will finally get the message.
Call in to your favorite progressive radio stations and ask them to give out the
alternate Senate toll-free phone numbers 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588. Talk
about the issue on the air yourself when you call. Click on the links below so you can listen
to the shows and let them know you are listening.