ACTION: HOW YOU
CAN HELP AFGHANS
A. Email a letter to your
congressman and your 2 senators
To send a letter as a bodybuilder,
from the bodybuilder community:
Step 1. Look up who they are here, by
typing in your zip code
. You will see email forms for your
congressman and 2 senators.
Step 2. Cut and paste the following letter (customized for the
bodybuilder community) OR write one of your own, and send it:
Letter from American Bodybuilders to U.S. Congress
Step 3. It is twice as effective if you follow up with a phone
call to their office to tell them: "My
name is ___, I am a constituent in your district. I have sent an
email in support of the Jobs for Afghans program, please read it and
get back to me."
You can also leave an after-hours message
on their voicemails.
Capitol switchboard 24/7:
202-224-3121 if you are not sure of your representatives tell the
operator your zip code, they will connect.
To send a letter as a citizen not
writing from the bodybuilder community:
Same steps as above, except cut and paste the following generic letter
OR write one of your own.
Letter to U.S. Congress
B. Email This letter to your
local media, using this easy tool
Step 1. Go to this link and
enter your zip code
, you will get a long list of local papers and
other media. Check off which ones you want to do, then hit the
"compose message" button at the bottom.
Step 2. Cut and paste the following letter OR write one of your
own, and send it.
This is to urge our congressmen to heed the will of the American people
to avoid a widened war in Afghanistan. It is now well-established
that up to 70 percent of Afghan men fight for the Taliban only because
they need the money to feed their families. Even General David
Petraeus has acknowledged this. The US troop presence can be
constructive if we take the advice of Russian generals who themselves
tried to quell the country, to use troops to for guarding work crews
and the general population rather than pursue the Taliban for
questionable military gains.
Cash-for-work job programs are the best initial solution and have the
advantage of bypassing corruption at all levels because they are easy
to monitor and require little more equipment than hand-tools.
Afghans and Americans share many values: hard work, determination, and
perserverance. Giving Afghans a real helping hand now will pay
billions, if not trillions, of dollars in dividends in the future, by
defusing a long and terribly expensive war.
Jobs for Afghans