|Resource: House and Senate Voting Records on War Funding||House and Senate Voting Records - tables tracking key votes on funding of the U.S. war in Iraq|
|July 2007 Senate Votes on Iraq War Amendments||Tally and text of Senate votes on four amendments regarding the Iraq war.|
|Iraq - Afghanistan War Spending: Legislative Update: Oct 7, 2007||Legislative update on status of Iraq - Afghanistan War Spending|
|Sample Letter to Representative and Senators||Sample Letter to Representative and Senators|
|Appropriations Committee -- Contact Info and Sample Letter||Appropriations Committee: contact info, sample letter|
On February 5, 2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence launched the Occupation Project, a campaign of sustained nonviolent civil disobedience aimed at ending funding for the U.S. war in and occupation of Iraq. CODEPINK, Declaration of Peace, Veterans for Peace and other national organizations joined in organizing the campaign.
Between February 5 and April 17 (Tax Day), over 320 arrests occurred in the offices of 39 Representatives and Senators. The campaign spread nationally, with campaigns taking place in over 25 states from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon and from Fairbanks, Alaska to Huntsville, Alabama.
Now, as the President seeks another $145 billion to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through September 2008, the Occupation Project campaign is gearing up once again.
On August 6, 2007 a reinvigorated Occupation Project campaign will launch with acts of nonviolent civil disobedience / civil resistance and office occupations occurring through at least the end of September.
The demand of the campaign is simple. Representatives and Senators: Publicly commit to voting against any funding for the Iraq war or we will nonviolently occupy your offices.
We invite your participation and your organization’s endorsement. To become involved with this campaign, please contact us via phone at 773-878-3815 or via e-mail, .
Read the campaign’s original foundational document: The Occupation Project: A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War