Letter to Rep. Susan Davis urging for an accelerated US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and negotiations

Dear Representative:

As a voter and an associate member of the Veterans for Peace (VFP), I am urging you to pressure the Administration for an accelerated withdrawal of the US Armed Forces from Afghanistan and open negotiations with the militant insurgency and regional political and military powers in order to bring an end to the Afghanistan War. My call for withdrawal is supported not only by the active and growing community of VFP members but by the majority of the American people as indicated by a Washington Post- ABC News poll [1], which says that 64% of US citizens consider that the war is not worth fighting and 73% think that we should have withdrawn combat forces from Afghanistan this summer.

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Campaign of Compassion: 1st Anniversary

The San Diego Veterans For Peace “Compassion Campaign,” an outreach effort to give sleeping bag sets to the homeless in San Diego, marks its first birthday in November 2011.

With a 6 percent increase in the county’s homeless population (now 9000) in 2011, the SDVFP campaign enters its second year of accepting donations and financial contributions to enable providing sleeping bags, rain ponchos, and waterproof stuff sacks to the thousands of people now homeless in downtown San Diego. Often with little or no protection from the cold and elements, an estimated 40% of the homeless are military veterans.

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