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Amarillo Supports ENOUGH Campaign

Posted by Ryan Hall
10.16.15

By Rusty Tomlinson with High Plains Circle of Nonviolence

During the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions, I had been communicating with two groups in Kabul, Afghanistan which were organized and run by youth. They had started a campaign, ENOUGH!, and had an action planned for the International Day of Peace, asking for an end to war in Afghanistan. I asked them to write a letter, which I could deliver to my congressman, Mac Thornberry, chair of the House Armed Services Committee. They sent the following:

Dear Congressman Mac Thornberry,
We write to ask for your help to abolish the use of war in human affairs, certainly in U.S. foreign affairs. We are not coping very well in Afghanistan. The war that the U.S. government is leading in Afghanistan has in increased “terrorism” and the loss of lives. It has led to Afghans, especially youths, to flee the insecurity and unemployment, adding to the sea of refugees on Europe’s shores and borders. #Enough war

Sincerely,
Afghan Peace Volunteers and Borderfree Street Kids

I delivered the letter to the congressman’s local staff, who promised to forward it to the congressman, in D.C.. I then mailed it to the local newsaper, who unfortunately did not print it.

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