Monday, May 07, 2007

What's behind those calls for emails to Congress

The Sunday papers had some explanatory background to what’s going on with Congress and the public and the Iraq war.

The Sunday NY Times put it on the front page. Here's the link.

The Miami Herald put a version of the same article well inside, so maybe you saw that and were surprised to see them quoting from the sort of emails you get if you hear from MoveOn regularly.

MoveOn, it turns out, is allied with a bunch of other groups in a coalition called Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (remember the surge?). To learn more about the coalition, check out

The coalition meets often and has conference calls, and then the calls and emails go out to … Hey, that’s us! We get encouragement to call and email our congressmen, and to demonstrate.

So I’m sitting here at 11:30 a.m. on Monday and wondering whether they’ve had their meetings yet today and have decided what to suggest to us. And when will that email from MoveOn roll in to my inbox.

UPDATE: That email came at 12:24 p.m., MoveOn touting its VideoVets project with a TV ad made by Oliver Stone.

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