Come: discuss way to end the threat of nuclear war. Sunday, June 16th, 6:30 p.m., Woodland Park Presbytrian Church, 225 N 70th St, Seattle, WA 98103 Near #5 bus. Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation program with Betsy Bell in a Book Reading and Discussion. Betsy’s book, “Open Borders: A personal story of love, loss and anti-war activism” describes how she and her husband Don Bell, advocated with many others, for a peaceful end to the Cold War through People to People friendship. All are welcome! Free, an offering will be taken. Info 206-789-5565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WE DON’T WANT WAR! And here is some INFO and quick ACTIONS you can take.
Senator Udall’s S.1039, the “Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019” – has 14 co-sponsors but Washington Senators Murray and Cantwell have NOT co-sponsored yet. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1039/cosponsors
Its House companion H.R.2354 has 18 co-sponsors. Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer can put this bill on the House floor for a vote any time they want. More co-sponsors will help pressure Pelosi and Hoyer to put the bill on the floor for a vote. None of the WA state Reps has co-sponsored yet! See https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2354/cosponsors
Senator Merkley’s S.J.Res.11, the “Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Resolution of 2019,” has five co-sponsors, see https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/11/cosponsors . Washington Senators Murray and Cantwell have NOT co-sponsored yet
Its House companion H.R.1004 has 72 co-sponsors. See https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1004/cosponsors . Rep. Jayapal is the only WA state co-sponsor. Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer can put this bill on the floor for a vote any time they want.
ACTIONS: Let your Congressional reps know you want them to support these bills! (and thank Rep. Jayapal) You can leave a message for any Senator or Representative at the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121.
Contact Sen. Murry https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme (please cosponsor S.1039 and S.J.Res.11)
Contact Sen. Cantwell https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact (please cosponsor S.1039 and S.J.Res.11)
Contact Rep Jayapal https://jayapal.house.gov/contact/ (thanks for co-sponsoring H.R.1004, please sign on to H.R.2354)
Other Congressional contacts can be found at the League of Women Voters wonderful “They Represent You” directory, https://www.seattlelwv.org/uploads/1/1/7/8/117877553/try_web.pdf (scroll down to pages 33 and 34).
Together we can change from agression to peace-making. It takes every voice. Betsy Bell, author and peace-activist