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PEACE

KEEP THE U.S. IN THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY (INF)

The United States has been in the INF Treaty since 1987, but now President Trump wants to withdraw us from the deal. Since its ratification, the United States has destroyed almost 1,000 missiles, and Russia almost 2,000. We can't afford to pull out now so we are asking for your help.

Please contact your Representative and your two Senators and urge them not to vote to pull out of the agreement.

Here is a little more about the agreement: The INF bans the U.S. and Russia from deploying both nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges between 310 and 3,420 miles. These weapons can lead to escalation and nuclear crisis. Recently, the U.S. and Russia have accused each other of violating the treaty. This is one very important reason why the U.S. should NOT pull out of the treaty, but rather redouble diplomtic efforts between the two nations. Both nations control more than 90% of the world's nuclear weapons.

Please contact your elected members in Congress and tell them NOT to withdraw from the INF treaty.

Thanks for taking action on this issue.


CONGRESS: END U.S. SUPPORT FOR WAR IN YEMEN

Our readers may not know that the U.S. has supported a Saudi-led war in Yemen for quite some time (3 years). As a result, 13 million Yemeni civilians are at risk for starvation in the next few months. If the war there is not stopped, according to the U.N., a famine of that scale would be the world's worst in 100 years. The war in Yemen has claimed tens of thousands of lives since it began in 2015. It is a major humanitarian crisis.

Saudi Arabia has recently assassinated American journalist Jamal Khashoggl. It was a gruesome killing and shows us the Saudi total disregard for human rights. Because of the Khashoggi murder, there is political momentum now to finally end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

In our House of Representatives there is a bipartisan resolution to end U.S. military involvement and withdraw support from the conflict. Please contact your Representative and urge him/her to support H. Con. Res 138, which would end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

By supporting the war in Yemen, the U.S. believes it is confronting Iran. The Saudis believe Iran is behind unrest in their country. The United States has provided the Saudis with weapons and helped to refuel jets as they drop bombs on Yemeni civilians. We want this to stop!

Please get involved by contacting your Representative in the House. Urge him/her to support H. Con. Res 138. The U.S. needs to get out of Yemen. Lives of Yemani civilians are counting on us.

Thanks for getting involved.

PRESIDENT TRUMP--NO WAR WITH IRAN WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL CONSENT

Does President Trump want a war with Iran? We believe he does. Here's why.

When he spoke to the United Nations General Assembly, he asked for a regime change in Iran. This is usually a code for war. Also, his national security advisor, John Bolton, is known for his dislike of Iran and he threatened that there would be hell to pay if there was not a regime change. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a foe of the Iran deal that Trump has pulled out of earlier this year. Pompeo is working for a regime change in Iran. Consequently, we must witness a public outcry about the possibilities of war. Congress must choose to stand up to Trump and refuse the war drums.

Please get involved and tell your elected leaders in Washington to support Senator Tom Udall's "The Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2018." One of the things this Act does is prevents Trump from declaring war with Iran without
Congress's consent.

Please take action now. Thank you!

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--AMERICA'S BIGGEST TARGETS--The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016, 3,027 more than in 2015, according to an analysis of Defense Department data from the Council on Foreign Relations. Here are the most targeted countries:

**Syria (12,192 bombs)
**Iraq (12,095)
**Afghanistan (1,337)
**Libya (496)
**Yemen (34)
**Pakistan (3)

--Most Americans (56%) support the nuclear deal with Iran, including 69% of Democrats and 41% of Republicans. 37% oppose the deal. But most people remain skeptical: 64% say they aren't confident that it will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. (ABC News/Washington Post)

--The Afghanistan War, the longest foreign conflict in U.S. history, has cost American taxpayers nearly $1 trillion and will probably cost several hundred billion dollars more after it officially ends. The U.S. borrowed the money to pay for the conflict and has already racked up $125 billion in owed interest on the debt. (Financial Times)

--83% of Americans favor providing humanitarian aid to people fleeing ISIS. (CNN report)

--World's worst peacemakers--An annual WIN/Gallup International survey asked more than 66,000 people worldwide which country they considered the "greatest threat to peace." The top four: 24% (United States), 8% (Pakistan), 6% (China), 5% (Afghanistan).