24 Senators ask for accelerated troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

March 9, 2012


Thanks to your work contacting Members of Congress, 24 Senators have signed a letter sent to President Obama asking for an accelerated troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) circulated a letter to their colleagues stating: “We write to express our support of a transition of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from a combat role to a training, advising and assistance role next year.”

The signers were:

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-WI)
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Click here to read a copy of the letter. Click here to read an article about the letter.

Thank you for your work. This letter helps build pressure on the President to withdraw from Afghanistan. Council for a Livable World will not rest until all American combat troops are out of that country.





John Isaacs and Guy Stevens







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