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Oklahoma activists from the group Americans Against the Next War (AANW) are working to prevent military action or war against Iran. They have contracted with a local outdoor advertising company for three billboards, now on display in the metro area, carrying their message: "Tell Congress: No War on Iran." A news conference was held on July 10, in Oklahoma City, to announce the billboards, their metro locations, and present the coalition of churches, organizations and individuals cosponsoring, endorsing and funding the project. Visit www.AmericansAgainstTheNextWar.org.
AANW is a coalition of central Oklahoma organizations and citizens with deep concerns about the normalizing of a state of constant war and the lack of voices in the public sphere advocating for non-military solutions to international disagreements. We believe that the prominent voices calling for war on Iran are ill-advised and that their motivations and arguments should be carefully examined by both the Congress and the public. We understand that military action against another sovereign nation is an extremely consequential matter that should not be determined by safely ensconced pundits, but by the American people who will be called on to fund and fight it.
Our work will include writing opinion pieces and letters, promoting and hosting public education forums, meeting with decision makers, circulating petitions, or any other education/advocacy actions that further our goals.
Hopefully this trend will catch on and possibly influence the war mongers in Washington DC.
Originally posted by jlfose
You have to love the freedom that we have in the US to allow a group to put up billboards about the topic that they are passionate about!
I would rather see us spend the money that a war in Iran would cost in developing our new oil fields. That way nobody dies in a pointless war and the US reduces it's dependence on foreign oil.
Rule number 1 is use everyone elses before you have to use yer own.