Skip to content Skip to navigation

Open letter to U.S. leaders

Demonstrators in Des Moines call for the U.S. to pursue a diplomatic means to ending the violence in Syria. Photo: Michael Gillespie / AFSC

AFSC experience shows that Syrian peace won’t come from further military action

On Sept. 4, the American Friends Service Committee’s general secretary, Shan Cretin, sent the following letters to President Obama and Congressional representatives, urging them to revitalize the search for a political settlement to the conflict in Syria instead of adding to the violence with military strikes.

Please use these letters to reach out to your own Congressional delegation this week. If you make an in-person visit, print off copies to take with you, and use the letter as a conversation-starter with staff.

As many members of Congress will be deciding where they stand in the next few days, it’s important that they hear your views.

Open letter to President Obama
Sept. 4, 2013 letter from AFSC to President Obama: For nearly a century of working with people...
Open letter to U.S. Senate
Sept. 4, 2013 letter from AFSC to the U.S. Senate: As the United States is considering military...
Open letter to U.S. House of Representatives
Sept. 4, 2013 letter from AFSC to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Please download the PDF...