Why Supporting Jim Webb's Pro-Troop Amendment Matters

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This post, written by Matt Stoller, originally appeared on Open Left

This legislation gives reasonable deployment breaks to soldiers so the military doesn't break, and it has bipartisan support. Last time we got 56 votes for this, and with Tim Johnson it's 57. We only need three more to break with the Republicans to get this to pass. Senator Webb explains his amendment to the internets and why it's important to take action in the video to your right.

Here's the target list. Please call and ask these senators to support Jim Webb's pro-troop amendment:

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
DC: 202-224-6665
Anchorage: 907-271-3735

George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
DC: (202) 224-3353
Cleveland: (216) 522-7095

Elizabeth Dole (R-North Carolina)
DC: 202-224-6342
Raleigh: 866-420-6083

John Warner (R-Virginia)
DC: (202) 224-2023
Roanoke: (540) 857-2676

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