All our reps but McDermott voted to fund the Syrian rebels

Reps DelBene, Kilmer, Larsen, Heck and Smith voted Yea on the McKeon Amendment that funds the arming of Syrian rebels. “The amendment would authorize the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups or individuals.” (source). Only Rep. McDermott voted Nay.    All Washington State’s Republican reps voted Yea as well.

Sounds like another dangerous waste of money.

Progressives are generally opposing the war-mongering. Dennis Kucinich gives 8 Reasons Why Congress Should Vote No on Training and Funding Syrian Rebels.  Also: PDA’s statement against the war.

Please phone our Senators and ask them to reject funding for the Syrian rebels: Murray [ 202-224-2621, (206) 553-5545] and Cantwell [ 202-224-3441 (206) 220-6400]

Rep. Jim McDermott on Pres. Obama’s strategy.

Derk Kilmer's town hall meetings: ask him about TPP

Sixth CD Representative Derek Kilmer is holding two town halls over the next week. (See dates and locations below.)   If you live in his area, please attend and ask him to oppose TPP, to oppose domestic spying by the NSA, and to oppose tightening sanctions against Iran.

According to  in A List of the Republican “Democrats” Who Fight For Obama’s Secret Trade Deals, And For Wall Street, Washington State Democratic congressmen Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, and Denny Heck are among the “Democrats in the House who are not just Members of the NDC  — the New Democrat Coalition — and are “owned by Wall Street.”

Port Orchard Town Hall
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:30pm
Commissioner’s Chambers 619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA

Tacoma Town Hall
Saturday, February 22, 2014 11am
Commencement Hall
|University of Puget Sound
1500 N Warner St Tacoma, WA