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Progressive Democrats Support New Legislation For Comprehensive Strategy Against ISIL

PRLog - Feb. 11, 2015 - WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is endorsing the “Comprehensive Solution to ISIL Resolution” (H.J.RES. 30), introduced on February 10th of 2015 by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13). PDA supporters will deliver 100s of letters to Congressional offices, urging Representatives to vote for this resolution, and other progressive priorities next week.

Progressive Democrats of America National Director Conor Boylan said, "The United States has had large-scale military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade. What is the result of all of this effort? The spreading of terrorism, the death of thousands of Americans, the death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, Afghanis, and others throughout the region; while leaving the Middle East unstable with millions of people in refugee camps, loss of trillions of dollars to the U.S. economy, no significant lasting contribution to civil society in this region and the potential for an endless cycle of war that could spread to other nations."

Boylan added, "The time has come for a comprehensive strategy to stop the endless war in the Middle East. PDA strongly opposes sacrificing more blood of men and women of the United States Armed Forces through a new war in the Middle East. We cannot continue to request life sacrifices of military personnel, aid workers, journalists, and others over battles that American ground troops should not have to fight, over resources that are not ours to control, and over disagreements that could be handled using diplomacy, economics, and politics, rather than bullets and bombs."

PDA Advisory Board Member Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) said, “I am troubled by the Administration’

s request, which I believe is far too open-ended and does little to constrain this or the next Administration from engaging in sustained combat.  We should be doing much more to promote a legitimate and lasting political solution in the region.”

PDA Advisory Board Member Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) said, “[W]e must be comprehensive in our strategy. National security experts have clearly stated that there is no military solution to ISIL. In order to ultimately degrade and dismantle ISIL, we must craft a robust regionally-led, political, economic and diplomatic strategy.”

PDA invites all Americans to join the PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA in calling for real and lasting solutions to this conflict and to OPPOSE A NEW AMERICAN GROUND WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST. PDA asks all Americans to contact their member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor and vote for H.J. RES. 30.

For more information please see: www.pdamerica.org and http://www.pdamerica.org/issues/educate-congress or contact PDA directly.

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