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From: "John Isaacs, Council for a Livable World" <advocacy@...>
To: "Miriam Elliott" <mark1343@...>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:05:52 -0500
Subject: [CLW] Senate Victory on Afghanistan
November 30, 2012
Great news. The Senate voted 62-33 in favor of an amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to urge an accelerated withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
This is the first majority vote ever in either the Senate or the House calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan. It will help prod President Obama to accelerate the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, contrary to the wishes of the U.S. Army
All but one Democrat voted for the amendment, as did 13 Republicans.
Please thank those Senators who voted for the amendment.
And you can thank Sen. Merkley for his leadership by posting a note on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jeffmerkley.
The vote follows:
YEAs - 62
NAYs - 33
Not Voting - 5
Thank you for your help with this effort.
John Isaacs & Guy Stevens
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