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I covered the press conference announcing the discharge petition on H J 
Res 55 mentioned below (my article is forthcoming). These courageous 
members of Congress deserve our help. Find out if your Representative is 
already a member. If not, call them and ask that they to join the Out of 
Iraq Caucus and support their strategy and legislation. A complete list 
of the 'Out of Iraq' Caucus members is here:

-  Mike Hersh

A New Strategy to Force a Debate on Iraq on the House Floor

Also see: 'Out of Iraq' Congressional Caucus Demands a Debate on the 
Iraq War

Contact: Mikael Moore (202) 225-2201
'Out of Iraq' Congressional Caucus


What: Announce a discharge petition strategy on H J Res 55, Congressman 
Abercrombie's and Congressman Walter Jones' resolution to begin bringing 
US troops home from Iraq.

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 9:30 AM
Where: 1539 Longworth House Office Building

Who: 'Out of Iraq' Congressional Caucus Co-Founders:
Rep. Maxine Waters, Chair,
Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Co-Founder,
Rep. John Conyers, Co-Founder,
Rep. Charles Rangel, Co-Founder,
Rep. Barbara Lee, Co-Founder,
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Co-Founder,
Rep. William Delahunt, Co-Founder,
Rep. John Lewis, Co-Founder, and

'Out of Iraq' Congressional Caucus Strategy Committee Members:

Rep. Neil Abercrombie,
Rep. Barney Frank,
Rep. Martin Meehan,
Rep. James McGovern,
Rep. William Lacy Clay,
Rep. Diane Watson,
Rep. John Larson, and
Other members of the 'Out of Iraq' Congressional Caucus

The 'Out of Iraq' Congressional Caucus was founded in June 2005 to 
pressure the Administration to end the war in Iraq. It has 69 members.

A discharge petition is a House rule that permits members to bring to 
the floor for consideration a measure not reported from committee if 218 
members sign the petition.

H J Res 55 calls on the President to begin bringing US troops home from 
Iraq no later than October 1, 2006.

Mike Hersh

- - / -
- Chairperson, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance
- Maryland State Coordinator, Progressive Democrats of America
- Organizer, Democracy for America / Maryland


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