National Call-In day for Korea Peace
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Unfortunately, a hoped-for diplomatic breakthrough failed to materialize this past weekend when working-level US-North Korea talks broke down. But we can’t give up! Although the impeachment fight dominates politics in Washington, the next few weeks will be a very critical time to push for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. It is more crucial than ever that Congress play its role in creating the political space for future US-North Korea talks to succeed.
The American Friends Service Committee, Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now, United for Peace and Justice, and Win Without War are jointly announcing a National Call-in Day for Korea Peace, on Tuesday, October 8, while our Congress members are back in their local District Offices.
On this important day, please take just 3 minutes to call your District Office and urge your House Representative to co-sponsor H. Res. (House Resolution) 152: Calling for a formal end to the Korean War. The Korean War — now 70 years-old — is the longest continuing US conflict in the world. It’s time to end it, and we need your help!
Go to this website and input your zip code to be directed to your representative.
Your call will make a difference!
As soon as you input your phone number and zip code, you will receive a call at the number you provided. You will hear a brief automated greeting and whether or not your representative is already a co-sponsor of H Res 152. You will then be automatically directed to your representative.
A suggested script is on the website as well as below.
SUGGESTED SCRIPT A (For those who have not yet co-sponsored H Res 152)
Hi, my name is ____, calling from ____(city/town)____. I’m calling to urge Representative _____ to co-sponsor House Resolution 152: Calling for a formal end to the Korean War.
You can use any (or all) of the following options for supporting arguments:
- The Korea issue is bigger than Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un. We should not lose sight of what’s at stake: the lives of 80 million Koreans in North and South Korea and 28,500 US troops in South Korea. Also, there are tens of thousands of Korean Americans who have family members in South and North Korea who will be impacted. For lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, we must end the Korean War with a formal peace agreement now, so that genuine diplomacy can begin. Please urge Representative __________to co-sponsor and support H.Res.152. Thank you.
- The American public is tired of endless wars. It’s time to shift our national priorities from war to jobs and human needs at home. The Korean War — now 70 years-old — is the longest US conflict in the world. Let’s finally end the Korean War so that genuine diplomacy can begin. Please urge Representative __________to co-sponsor and support H.Res.152. Thank you.
- Supporting this should be a no-brainer. South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants to end the Korean War. The majority of Koreans and Korean Americans support ending the Korean War. And the main points of H.Res.152 have already passed the House as a “sense of Congress” in the form of Amendment 217 to the House version of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Please urge Representative ____ to co-sponsor H.Res.152 to end the Korean War so that genuine diplomacy can begin. Thank you.
SUGGESTED SCRIPT B (For those who have already co-sponsored)
Hi, my name is ____, calling from ____(city/town)____. I want to thank Representative _________ for co-sponsoring House Resolution 152: Calling for a formal end to the Korean War. I appreciate (her/his) support very much and hope (she/he) will find opportunities to urge other colleagues in the House to do the same, as well as voice support for Korea peace in public statements and presentations whenever possible. We need more champions for peace in Korea! Thank you.