DC for Democracy: "Change the Course in Iraq"

Hi, all. I'm not a N Carolinian, I'm with DC for Democracy. But please take a minute to read.

I was wondering if anyone could help pump up, organize, or publicize our now-nationwide "Change the Course in Iraq" initiative.

DCFD has spearheaded a campaign, with DFA's help, to gather 218 signatures for the Discharge Petition for H Res 543, which would force the House to debate the current situation in Iraq for the first time since 2002. (We are currently at 95.) Under H Res 543, any and every proposed amendment must be considered and voted upon.

I am trying to identify DFA groups and other like-minded organizations in NC to mobilize and visit their representatives to urge them to sign H Res 543. WE NEED BODIES to visit representatives offices. This is critical right now, since the April recess is going on now through the 23rd.

We are only asking for a full and open debate, REGARDLESS of where they stood or stand on the war.

I would be happy to speak with you about any possibilities for collaboration. My e-mail is michelina0037 at hotmail dot com.

You can get more information at www.dcfordemocracy.org under "Change the Course," including a Lobbying Kit, a copy of the "Dear Colleague" letter that was sent by 3 Dems and 3 Repubs, and an audiofile of our conference call with Rep Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), who first introduced H Res 543.

Thanks!