Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tell Your Senator To Pass Webb's Dwell Time Amendment

Tell Your Senator To Pass Webb's Dwell Time Amendment
By georgia10
on Iraq

Senator Jim Webb (via email):

Today, Senator Chuck Hagel and I will reintroduce an amendment that seeks to provide our men and women in uniform with the responsible rotational cycles they deserve.
We will be offering an amendment that requires our troops have a 1:1 deployment-to-dwell ratio for active units and members. This is a minimum floor. The Department of Defense's historic policy and current goal is a ratio of 1:2. Currently, Army units are deployed for 15 months with 12 months at home. It is not unusual for Marines also to have less time at home than the length of their last deployment.

This amendment is vital to the continued morale and effectiveness of our Armed Forces, which are breaking under the strain of unprecedented long deployments in combat zones.
Please email your Senators before today's vote. Encourage them to support my Dwell Time Amendment to support our troops.

This Dwell Time Amendment provides a safety net under our troops. However long a servicemember has been deployed, they deserve at least that much time at home. It is a very simple, common sense amendment.

In July, my amendment received 56 votes. We need just 4 more votes this time to pass this amendment, and I am asking for your help.

Please take a moment now, and send a message to your Senators to support the Dwell Time Amendment.

After 4 1/2 years of occupation in Iraq, it is time for the availability of troops to dictate the operational tempo, not the other way around. I hope you will join me in supporting this important legislation. Then help me spread the word to friends and family across the country. For the sake of our servicemembers and their families, this is the right thing to do.
Jim Webb

You can use the form here at the Born Fighting PAC to email your Senator. Call your Senator as well (especially if they are Republicans), and report the status of their position in the thread below. The switchboard number is 202-224-3121. Toll free is 888-355-3588.

Update: These six Republican Senators are wavering. Give them a call now!

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
Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) DC: 202-224-2541 Louisville: 502-82-6304
Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) DC: 202-224-4254 Harrisburg: (717) 782-3951

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Blogger Percy said...

what is a real bummer is the vote on this..

Democrats even voted largely against it.

Very distressing

10/01/2007 9:29 AM  

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