AAEI has had nearly 100 organizers in swing states and districts across the country to build the pressure on Republicans ever higher to try to force an end to President Bush’s tragic Iraq policy. They’ve been organizing for weeks and the culmination of their summer work is a nationwide series of events on August 28th, holding town meetings across the country in the targeted states and districts. Of course, none of these are in Massachusetts, since our delegation is unified against Bush’s policies, and John Kerry, of course, has been a leader of the effort to fight that policy in the Senate.
But New Hampshire … now that’s a different story. Senator Sununu has been a reliable Roadblock Republican, ignoring reality in Iraq (and his constituents) to support President Bush’s policy and block efforts to force a change in that policy. So, if you can make it up to New Hampshire Tuesday of next week, consider taking part in the event. We here in Massachusetts can make a big difference in that race in New Hampshire next year, and we can help create a true Democratic majority in the Senate with a win there (not the Democrats+Lieberman majority we have now … which is actually not a majority on national security questions). And a big crowd in New Hampshire now can show Senator Sununu how endangered he is … and hopefully get him to see the light and stop blocking attempts to start getting troops out of Iraq.
And, if you can head up the coast a little more, there will be events in Maine targeting Senator Collins, too. That’s another hot race next year that we can make a difference in. (off topic, but did you see her crazy web communications guy go off on Firedoglake, calling it a “foul-mouthed fem blog”? Just plain weird … )
Also, even if you can’t get up to New Hampshire or Maine, MoveOn.org is partnering with AAEI and setting up vigils all across the country to try to show the power behind the movement to get some sanity into our foreign policy. So, even though our delegation here in Massachusetts doesn’t need any encouragement, any events help to show the overwhelming public push to get the Republicans to break with the President on Iraq.
This upcoming September will see another big push in Congress to force President Bush to change Iraq policy, and these events can set off the fight in style …