Nearly six in 10 oppose missile strikes in light of the U.S. government’s determination that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people. Democrats and Republicans alike oppose strikes by double digit margins, and there is deep opposition among every political and demographic group in the survey. Political independents are among the most clearly opposed, with 66 percent saying they are against military action, according to the Washington Post.
Move On is hosting a “Vigil to oppose strikes on Syria” on Monday, September 9, 2013, at 7 pm, at the Orange Circle, at Chapman and Glassell, in Orange. Click here to RSVP.
Americans Organized for Change and the Orange County Peace Coalition are also hosting a weekly rally for Peace in Syria, on Friday nights every Friday until the threat of war in Syria passes.
Details: Every Friday at Bristol/Anton directly across from So. Coast Plaza, in front the Scott’s Restaurant (You’ll see the big sign) from 5-7 pm.
PARKING: Most people just park at South Coast Plaza, but it’s at your own risk. I don’t think anyone’s gotten a ticket there (for not shopping there) in years. Down Bristol, @ Sunflower there are businesses w/ free parking . . .There’s always on the other side of Sunflower near the stores Staples, vitamin Shoppe, but just observing signs. People might want to carpool if you live in close proximity with one another. (Many thanks to Sharon Tipton for information needed to create this event).
By their statements or those of aides, only 30 members of the Republican-led House support intervention or are leaning in favor of authorizing the president to use force against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government in response to a chemical weapons attack last month. Some 192 House members outright oppose U.S. involvement or are leaning against authorization, according to the AP survey, according to the Boston Globe.
Also, please sign Rep. Alan Grayson’s petition http://dontattacksyria.com/.
And here’s an update from the PDA:
We want to thank all of you who have delivered letters andmade calls to your congress member in support of the emergency PDA letter drop campaign. Click here to join the PDA Phone Team. Mike “Phone Guy” Fox will get you involved.
We will continue to deliver letters right up to the vote on Syria. Please let us know if you can deliver a letter. We need you to please call your member of Congress and say, “No strike on Syria!
National Day of Action “No Military Strike on Syria”
Vigils for Diplomacy Monday September 9th at 7 PM
PDA, will be joining coalition members Win With Out War, MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, and PCCC for a national day of action on Syria, highlighted by candlelight vigils across America at7pm local time.
MoveOn is providing the logistical support and hosting a single portal for organizing vigils online. Activists can use this link to sign up to host vigil
No Strike on Syria!
Nationwide Vigils to
“STOP THE STRIKES!”
7 PM Monday, Sept. 9th
PDA on the Hill
Watch live video from PDA’s Progressive Round Table
Wednesday, Sept. 11th
1-3 PM ET / 11 AM-1 PM PM