The Congressional Peace Coalition

15 Democrats and 3 Republicans have heroically stood up to their party leaders on the illegal and immoral Afghanistan War, supporting Dennis Kucinich’s withdrawal proposal. The cosponsors are:

John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI); Ron Paul (R-TX); José Serrano (D-NY); Bob Filner (D-CA); Lynn Woolsey (D-CA); Walter Jones, Jr. (R-NC); Danny Davis (D-IL); Barbara Lee (D-CA); Michael Capuano (D-MA); Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ); Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); Timothy Johnson (R-IL); Yvette Clarke (D-NY); Eric Massa (D-NY); Alan Grayson (D-FL); and Chellie Pingree (D-ME).

We will likely have many future disagreements with many of the folks on this list, especially the progressives. But we ought to honor them for standing up on this most important of issues. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come. Recall that opposition to the Vietnam War was tepid at its onset, note that 18 representatives is a small but not negligible amount, and believe that pro-peace organizations like YAL can  continue to make a difference.

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