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Oppose U.S. military action against Syria

Urge your Members of Congress to oppose U.S. military action against Syria.

Background: The U.S. government appears to be preparing for a military attack against Syria, in response to last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus.

U.S. missile strikes could well lead the U.S. into an ever-deepening military conflict and will certainly cause even more suffering for the people of Syria who have already suffered so much. The MCC representative for Syria and Lebanon reports on her numerous conversations with Syrians in the last few days: “Without fail they are all saying the same thing. ‘We are all very worried. We hope the U.S. won't do anything.’” Read MCC’s call to end the violence.

While allegations of chemical weapons attacks are extremely serious, the U.S. and others in the international community must allow U.N. investigations to proceed to determine the facts of what happened, and then respond through appropriate diplomatic and legal channels, not militarily.

It is urgent that Members of Congress hear today that their constituents are opposed to U.S. military action in Syria, including U.S. missile strikes and sending weapons to opposition groups.

Faith reflection: Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Action: Please call or email your Members of Congress today, urging them to oppose U.S. military action against Syria. The Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121.

Alert prepared August 29, 2013 by Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, director, rals@mcc.org.