Just received this from a CODEPINK friend in D.C.
You’re receiving this because time is short to try to stop Bush’s Executive Order 13438 from becoming law on August 19. The Executive Order, titled “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq,” is unconstitutional but once it becomes law it would likely take years and huge chaos and loss to activists before being revoked. As you know, Congress will recess for August. The Order was entered into the Federal Register on July 19. It becomes law automatically on August 19. Today is July 27. Will Pelosi and Reid call them back to stop this? Yesterday at the Senate subway to the Capitol, I spoke to about 10 Senators about this. After my brief, on-the-run question-description of the Order, they all said they had never heard of the Order (!) but that they would look into it. Your help is greatly needed to quickly study the order and then move Congress to stop it using your broad contacts to mobilize. I will set up a yahoo group site, called “Stop Executive Order of July 17, 2007” to help move communication forward.
Calls and faxes to Congress are urgent! See the contact lists at http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/. These lists, by the way, can be moved to a spreadsheet.
White House web site for the Executive Order: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/07/20070717-3.htmlexecutive order
I’ve highlighted the most problematic element below:
(i) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of:…
Holy Mother of the World, we have to stop him!