Tell Congress: “Not Another Middle Eastern War!”

When Congress returns from recess, it will be called upon to authorize President Obama’s new war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). After 13 years of tragic experience, we have learned that U.S. military intervention has failed to stabilize other countries, and has failed to reduce the threat of terrorism.

Join us to call upon our Senators and Congressional Representatives to refuse authorization for yet another Middle East war. Whether or not there are American “boots on the ground”, bombing in Syria and Iraq is likely to multiply the number of terrorists and to inflict additional suffering on civilian populations.

In dealing with the threat of ISIS, we believe there is no realistic substitute for regional diplomacy, conducted under United Nations auspices, and for large-scale humanitarian aid.
We urge our elected representatives to reject the false promise of military action.

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We can defeat ISIS without launching another war:
Stop the bombing immediately!
Support a new UN-based diplomatic initiative involving all parties in the region, including Iran and Russia.
Pressure US allies in the region to stop arming ISIS fighters and facilitating their movement.
Shift war funds to support massive humanitarian assistance.  This will help reduce unemployment and poverty, the basic causes of unrest in the region.

Tell Congress and President Obama: We don’t want another war!
Please sign the petition TODAY!
Call your Congressional Rep and NY Senators Schumer and Gillibrand:
Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Work with our Peace and Economic Justice Committee.
E-mail pej@brooklynpeace.org for more info.