There's been a huge distraction from the war recently with the Senate passing resolutions condemning a newspaper ad by MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org is normally referred to by the media as a left wing organization. It's certainly progressive and liberal and on the left side of the political spectrum. I'm a long time member and contributor to MoveOn.org and certainly wouldn't describe myself as "left wing." Semantics, notwithstanding, MoveOn.org has more than 3,000,000 members, probably more active members than either the Democratic or Republican Parties. Our is not an organization that can be dissed, condemned or written off as irrevelant. MoveOn.org, along with progressive blogs, have proven they can raise massive amounts of money for favored candidates and have the ability to punish Congresspersons who say they will do one thing, then do something else. MoveOn's issues are chosen after polling the membership and getting out of Iraq is the highest priority.
MoveOn.org has launched a new project to show Congress and the media that the folks who oppose the war are a broad swath of Americans—and we’re going to keep speaking out until Congress brings our troops home.
It’s called “Americans for Exit” and here’s how it works: You send MoveOn a picture of you which shows how you feel about the war. Then you can also record a voice comment, by phone, to go with your picture.
It’s really easy and it’s a powerful way to send our message to Congress. I already joined in—you should too.
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