A talk and slide show by Peter Lems, the Program Director for Education and Advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan for the American Friends Service Committee. In December of 2008, Peter went to Afghanistan to visit with AFSC staff, contribute to a conflict assessment, and help design the organizations program work for the coming years.
BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH (Dessert and beverages will be provided)
"If your Representative is on this list, they voted for the exit strategy amendment. Please visit or send your Representative a thank you note and ask that they now co-sponsor the Afghanistan exit strategy bill, if they don’t have “Bill Cosponsor” next to their name. In addition, you may want to thank your Representative publicly with a letter to the editor of your local paper."
A request to co-sponsor H.R. 2404, which would “require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress outlining the United States exit strategy for United States military forces in Afghanistan participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.”
Join us May 8 in Dorchester and hear the inside story of the war with an Afghanistan veteran, an Afghan-American woman, and the author of Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer discuss the war’s impact on our jobs, our families, and the economy make plans to go back to your workplace and union.
Our list of individual and union sponsors is in formation.
9AM-1PM SEIU 1199, 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester
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