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Support peace candidates for Congress
Date Tuesday October 07
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Cafe de la Paz
1600 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorRebecca Griffin
Emailrgriffin [at] peaceactionwest.org
Phone1-800-949-9020
At the beginning of 2009, Peace Action West, the nation's oldest and largest peace and justice organization, will be ready to hit the ground running with a progressive agenda and a vision for a new direction for US foreign policy. Our work will be even more effective if we have strong allies in Congress who can work with us, which is why the Peace Action West Voter Fund is helping a handful of candidates in key races throughout the west.

Rep. Jerry McNerney ran an impressive campaign in 2006 to unseat right-wing Republican Richard Pombo. Since he took office, he has stood by his progressive principles, voting in favor of a timeline to withdraw US troops from Iraq and refusing to grant the Bush administration blank checks to continue the occupation. He supported efforts to redirect wasteful weapons spending and ensure congressional oversight of the Bush administration’s plans around military action against Iran. Rep. McNerney is the kind of leader we need in the House.

Dr. Bill Durston is running against conservative Republican Dan Lungren in California’s 3rd congressional district. Rep. Lungren scored a shameful 9% on Peace Action West’s 2007 congressional scorecard, giving his approval to the foreign policy status quo. Dr. Durston, on the other hand, has actively worked with Physicians for Social Responsibility on nuclear disarmament and has pledged to vote against war funding unless it is used for a responsible withdrawal.

Please join us for an opportunity to hear directly from Rep. McNerney and Dr. Durston about why they deserve your support. Visit the link to RSVP.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Sep 11th, 2008 2:13 PM
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Why doesn't Peace Action West back real consistent ''Peace '' candidates ? Brendan Wednesday Oct 8th, 2008 6:34 AM
McNerney also voted for the bailout!Aaron AaronsTuesday Oct 7th, 2008 5:06 PM
Just another "progressive" Democrat weasel?Aaron AaronsTuesday Oct 7th, 2008 4:46 PM
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