Afghan Veterans and Former Afghan MP Malalai Joya Lobby Congress to End the War

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Afghan Veterans and Former Afghan MP Malalai Joya Lobby Congress to End the War

Meeting with Co-Chair of Progressive Caucus Raul Grijalva Kicks off Week-Long Activities

WASHINGTON - A delegation of Afghan
war veterans will meet with the head of the Progressive Caucus,
Congress member Raul Grijalva, to discuss opposition to the White
House's upcoming war plans and possible troop escalation in
Afghanistan.  This visit will kick off a week-long schedule of lobby meetings with Democratic and Republican Members of Congress.

What: Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan meet with Progressive Caucus Co-Chair. Press is welcome to attend the meeting.

When: Today, Monday, November 2nd, 10:00am

Where: Progressive Caucus Chair Congress member Raul M. Grijalva's Office
1440 Longworth House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515

Afghan War veterans will be accompanied by former Afghan Member of Parliament Malalai Joya, who was suspended from parliament on the grounds that she had insulted fellow representatives.  Ms. Joya is also the author of her memoirs, A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice.

"Boots
on the ground are doing more harm than good in Afghanistan. The refugee
camps are breeding grounds for Taliban insurgents and Al-Qaeda.
Concurrently, we are pushing Taliban extremists to the border of
nuclear-armed Pakistan by our very presence in the region. Our military
presence is no longer protecting America." Former Marine Corporal Jake Diliberto

"Our
actions are creating a new generation of enemies in Afghanistan. Our
occupation is the cause and it is totally preventable." Former Marine Sergeant Devon Read

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