Military Funding: Some anti-war candidates

If you are looking for candidates to get behind in upcoming primaries and the 2010 general election, here are several dozen representatives, all but one of them Democrats, who when Bush was president pledged to end war funding: Rep. Lynn Woolsey (CA); Rep. Barbara Lee (CA); Rep. Maxine Waters (CA); Rep. Ellen Tauscher (CA); Rep. Rush Holt (NJ); Rep. Maurice Hinchey (NY); Rep. Diane Watson (CA); Rep. Ed Pastor (AZ); Rep. Barney Frank (MA); Rep. Danny Davis (IL); Rep. John Conyers (MI); Rep. John Hall (NY); Rep. Bob Filner (CA); Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY); Rep. Bobby Rush (IL); Rep. Charles Rangel (NY); Rep. Ed Towns (NY); Rep. Paul Hodes (NH); Rep. William Lacy Clay (MO); Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR); Rep. Albert Wynn (MD); Rep. Bill Delahunt (MA); Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC); Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC); Rep. Hilda Solis (CA); Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY); Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY); Rep. Michael Honda (CA); Rep. Steve Cohen (TN); Rep. Phil Hare (IL); Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano (CA); Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL); Rep. James McGovern (MA); Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH); Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL); Rep. Julia Carson (IN); Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA); Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ); Rep. John Olver (MA); Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX); Rep. Jim McDermott (WA); Rep. Ed Markey (MA); Rep. Chaka Fattah (PA); Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ); Rep. Rubin Hinojosa (TX); Rep. Pete Stark (CA); Rep. Bobby Scott (VA); Rep. Jim Moran (VA); Rep. Betty McCollum (MN); Rep. Jim Oberstar (MN); Rep. Diana DeGette (CO); Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA); Rep. Artur Davis (AL); Rep. Hank Johnson (GA); Rep. Donald Payne (NJ); Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO); Rep. John Lewis (GA); Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY); Rep. Neil Abercrombie (HI); Rep. Gwen Moore (WI); Rep. Keith Ellison (MN); Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI); Rep. Donna Christensen (USVI); Rep. David Scott (GA); Rep. Luis Gutierrez (IL); Rep. Lois Capps (CA); Steve Rothman (NJ); Elijah Cummings (MD); Rep. Ron Paul (TX); Rep. Chris Murphy (CT); Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL); Rep. Mel Watt (WA); Rep. Corrine Brown (FL); Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY); Rep. Anthony Weiner (NY); Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA); Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH); Rep. Peter DeFazio (); Rep. Sam Farr (CA); Rep. Henry Waxman (CA); Rep. Mike Thompson (CA); Rep. John Tierney (MA); Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX); Rep.Anna Eshoo (CA); Rep. Richard Neal (MA); Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY); and Rep. Mazie Hirono (HI).

Residents of these districts should let their representatives know that their past efforts are appreciated and that they are counted on to continue opposing war funding. Those whose congresspersons are not on the list would do well to call their offices and find out why.

Action: Donate to antiwar candidates. Most elected officials have a mechanism on their websites that enables contributions. Contributions to Democrats, including senatorial candidates, can also made through ActBlue.

Note that Brad Sherman, Howard Berman, Jane Harman, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, George Miller, Patrick Kennedy, James E. Clyburn and David Obey are among those not on the list, although it is to be hoped that some of them, at least, are opposed to continued military adventurism. Also note that, although they are on the list, Henry Waxman and Lynn Woolsey have actively endorsed security-state advocate Jane Harmon against progressive antiwar candidate Marcy Winograd in the upcoming Democratic primary.

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Anonymous said...

To learn more about the Winograd For Congress campaign, visit:

Michael Jay
Campaign Manager, Winograd for Congress
Ph: (818) 445 4520

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