Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

John Edwards spoke Sunday at the historic Riverside Church in New York. He called on members of the House and Senate to take a stand and block funding of Bush's escalation of the war in Iraq, saying:

"If you're in Congress and you know this war is going in the wrong direction, it is no longer enough to study your options and keep your own counsel.

"Silence is betrayal. Speak out, and stop this escalation now. You have the power to prohibit the president from spending any money to escalate the war — use it."

Nearly 40 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his opposition to the war in Vietnam from the same pulpit."

You can speak up with Senator Edwards and honor the memory of Martin Luther King by addiong your voice to block funding for escalation by calling your Senators directly.

Click on the video to hear excerpts of Senator Edwards's address.

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