Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ask Grassley and Latham to Support the Troops and End the War

Chris at Political Forecast posted this last night and I thought I'd share.

The Iraq Summer Campaign, led by Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (AAEI) and other organizations, is upping the ante in Iowa some more this summer by launching a two-hour phone bank operation across from the Iowa State Fair tomorrow. From the Iraq Summer group:

“On August 14th from 2-4 PM, Senator Chuck Grassley and Rep. Tom Latham are in for a surge of phone calls from Iowa constituents urging them to vote for a safe and responsible end to the war in Iraq as the ‘Iraq Summer Campaign’ launches its ‘Candy for Calling’ phone call drive. With a 12-foot long ‘Support the Troops, End the War’ blimp hovering overhead, the Iraq Summer Campaign will set up a phone banking hub across the street from the state fair grand stands and offer sweets to passing Iowans in exchange for a call on a prepaid phone into either Senator Grassley or Rep. Latham’s constituent offices – all part of an ongoing effort to convince them to start representing the clear majority of Iowans by voting to begin the responsible redeployment of U.S. troops out of harm’s way in Iraq.”

This is a pretty creative idea and one that will keep the pressure on Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Tom Latham who AAEI and Iraq Summer have been targeting all summer in Iowa.

Here are the details:

WHO: Iowa ‘Iraq Summer’ Campaign
WHAT: “Calling for Candy” Phone Bank Offering Iowa State Fair Goers Candy in Exchange for Calling Sen. Grassley, Rep. Latham and Urging Them to Vote for Safe and Responsible End to the War in Iraq
WHERE: 3214 University Ave (Across the street from the Iowa State Fair grand stands), Des Moines, IA
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th from 2-4 PM

Even if you aren't going to the Fair today, you can still call Grassley at 515-288-1145 and Latham at 515-232-2885.

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