CIVIC: URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Fully Fund Programs for War Victims in Iraq!

March 19, 2007

This just arrived in my inbox from CIVIC
(Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict)
:

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Tell Your Senator to fully fund programs that help the Iraqi people cope and rebuild after tragedy [click here to take action]

Dear CIVIC friend,

Four years have passed since the beginning of the war in Iraq and the plight of the Iraqi people continues to worsen.

Right now, your Senators are putting forward a list of what they are willing to fund in Iraq. We need your help to ensure they do the right thing and fully fund much needed humanitarian aid programs for Iraqi women, men and children harmed by the conflict.

Two important programs falling short of funding again this year are the Iraq Community Action Program (ICAP) and the Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War Victims Fund (the Marla Fund). These efforts on behalf of the American people ensure Iraqis injured and suffering the loss of loved ones receive the help they need. Communities work together to rebuild; widows receive small business loans and business training; children and orphans of the war receive education; and, bombed homes and buildings are repaired.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell your Senator to fully fund ICAP and the Marla Fund. Add your voice to the growing chorus and help ensure that the people of Iraq get the aid they need and deserve. [click here to take this action]

Last year, we asked you to tell Congress you wanted increased funding for these two important programs. Together our voices ensured an additional $45 million. Without this money the work on the ground to help the Iraqi people would have ceased. We need your help again this year to ensure these vital American efforts to ease suffering in Iraq continue.

Thank you for adding your voice to this call for humanity in war.

Best,
Marla B

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