of Jobs for Afghans
Jobs for Afghans is now raising funds to place the below
into newspapers reaching our soldiers at Ft. Hood and Camp
LeJeune, the nation's largest military bases. They know better
than anyone what Afghanistan needs. They see the mind-boggling
poverty first hand, with their own eyes. Soldiers from enlisted
rank in Special Forces on up to major-general at
ISAF headquarters in Kabul have seconded our program to give young
Afghan men something other to do besides fight for the Taliban's
pay. Former commander of US
forces in Afghanistan, General Karl Eikenberry, told
Congress in 2007, (if Congress
would only listen): "Much of the enemy force is drawn from the ranks of
unemployed men looking for wages to support their families."
Jobs for Afghans will also spearhead a congressional
and email campaign
soldiers themselves to pass a stabilization and work program in
Afghanistan. Soldiers are citizens and have the same right to
representation as anyone else. Perhaps more-so, since they pay
the highest price. Here are key
we are targeting, who sit on committees which can take
action of our demands.
Please help us reach out to our soldiers, who are our brothers and
sisters, sons and daughters. Their voice is especially critical
at this moment. We give a special salute and thanks to the work
of the soldiers and veterans at the anti-war coffee shop Under The Hood Cafe at Ft. Hood
in Killeen, Texas. Unfortunately, there is a general lack of
interest in stopping the wars among the general public, since most
families do not have loved ones deployed. That American soldiers
are getting killed by young men who would be willing to lay down their
arms for $5 a day is a travesty.
An example of how stupid the political rhetoric has become is that both
major political parties have now justified budget appropriations for
military operations under the guise of "supporting the troops," even
though the incredible stress of multiple deployments has caused
untreated PTSD to skyrocket. Under the Constitution the Congress
holds ultimate veto power over wars through the power of the
purse. Congresswoman Barbara Lee has pledged to fight an
escalation, and has 26 co-sponsors for her HR 3699 doing just
that. Please urge your congressman to fight a troop escalation by co-sponsoring the
Rep. Lee's HR 3699.
Then please participate in our congressional call
and email campaign.
Make your voice heard!
Donate here for newspaper ad
$150 or more and get a free Afghan hat, made of pure wool. One
size. Click to see image of hat
( brown, chocolate brown, cream, or black.) Be sure to put
shipping address in comments section of Paypal.
checks: Please make out check to "Jobs for Afghans" and mail to
the following. Please note "ad campaign" on the subject line.
Jobs for Afghans
68 Pearl St.
Cambridge, MA 02139