It’s time to lobby your congressional representative and senators to demand that they support an independent investigation of Bush’s lies about the reasons for waging war on Iraq.

United for Peace and Justice, a national coalition of over 600 groups, is teaming up with the Education for Peace in Iraq Center in a campaign to urge members of Congress to support a genuine investigation into whether the Bush administration misled the public with claims that Iraq was an imminent threat to the U.S. and its neighbors.

“We want open, thorough, timely, televised public hearings and an investigation with a broad mandate,” says a UFPJ statement. “We need the truth.”

UFPJ is urging visits and calls to members of Congress while they are in their home districts, before Congress reconvenes after Labor Day. Both Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation (H.R. 2625 and H. Res. 307, respectively) that would investigate the Bush administration’s misuse of intelligence. Senators should be encouraged to introduce companion legislation.

For more information, call the UFPJ at (212) 603-3700
or visit their web site at