Make your voice heard! Contact your legislators how they should vote on possible Syrian Intervention.Posted: September 2, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Community Health, Politics 1 Comment
Optimum health implies living a healthy life style and being an active participant in the community. In the next week, the US will make a decision whether or not to initiate some form of military action in Syria. Whatever the US will or will not do may have significant long term unexpected consequences. Enhance your community health by participating in shaping your legislators’ decision making process. By actively participating and encouraging others to participate, we increase our social connectedness. In taking action, we become empowered and reduce helplessness which improves immune function.
The Syrian conflict is tragic and the use of chemical weapons horrible; however, how the USA and other countries can resolve this horror is not as clear. President Obama has stated that he wants to initiate some form of military action (most likely a cruise missile attack) to show that the use weapons of mass destruction is unacceptable. What is not clear are the consequence of such military intervention.
Personally, I am strongly opposed to military intervention especially when the endgame is not clear. On the other hand, I strongly support giving add to the millions of refugees.
Congress will decide around September 9th whether to support or not support President Obama’s call for military action (an act of war). Congress’ outcome will be influenced by the views expressed by the public. Be an active participant and let your voice be heard whether you are for or against military action.
Make your voice heard! Contact the President, Vice-President, your two Senators and your Representative. This decision should not be left to a few people in power. Remember NOT participating is still participating.
Below are the email contacts for the President, Vice President, California Senators and the websites to find your senators or representative.
President Barack Obama http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
Vice-President Joe Biden http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact-vp
Senator Barbara Boxer http://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm
Senator Dianne Feinstein https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Websites find your senator or representative:
I totally support your point of view! Was so relieved when Obama decided to bring the decision to Congress. I do not know what they think will be accomplished given that there is no group poised to take over. The rebels are disorganized and fractious. Our prime minister has been making all kinds of bellicose statements, but of course there is no chance of our getting involved. We totally lack military power, not necessarily a bad thing.
How are you both doing? Left a voice message the other day but have heard nothing as yet.
How are Eliott and Andrea doing? Have the plans for the wedding been finalized? We are planning on attending if invited and wonder where the event will take place.
We are getting ready for our retirement holiday and will be leaving Sept. 23 for Ireland for two weeks and then off on a Mediterranean cruise for twelve days. Will then spend a few days in Barcelona before returning home.
So much to read up on and plan for on this kind of trip!
Sending love Lorna