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Update: MO Marine risks redeployment after he, mom protest in DC

Tina Richards and her Marine son Cloy need your help for them and for all families being destroyed by this war. Cloy served two horrific tours in Iraq (read/listen here) and now is back home in Salem MO, attending college, rebuilding his life. Tina and Cloy, with many hundreds of other active military families and veterans, were in the forefront of Saturday's huge peace march in Washington DC. Now the Marines want to redeploy Cloy. Because of his medical conditions and Tina's advocacy, it does not seem likely that they will actually redeploy him. But there are thousands of other soldiers and marines facing this back-door draft, disrupting their families and futures.
On Tuesday, Tina barnstormed Congress, interrupting the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing establishing Congress' constitutional right to limit or end the Iraq war. Read/listen to Tina here on NPR and here in NY Times and here on KWTX and here from MFSO.

Starting Wednesday, she will be insisting on meeting with every member of the Senate and House Defense Appropriation Sub-Committees, to push them to cut off funding for the war.

She's asking each of us to contact each of these Senators and Representatives (details at the end of this article) to ask them to meet with this Marine mom and to end funding for the Iraq war.

Also, Tina needs our financial support so that she can stay in DC and keep fighting to defend her son and his comrades and end the war. She is staying with other military families but her budget is running on empty. Details at the end of this article


If you can make any credit card donation ($20 or $2000 or whatever you can) to help Tina Richards in her struggle — our struggle — to defend her son and end the war, please click on the Donation button at Tina's web site:
which will use Paypal to send your donation directly to her.
If you cannot do this, you can send a check made out to IOW but ear-marked for Tina to:
IOW, 438 N. Skinker, St. Louis 63130
and let us know that it's coming. We will transfer your donation directly to her paypal account.

Please check back at IOW, for updates on this fast-changing mobilization.

Here is the contact information for the members of the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Sub-Committees. You can follow the committee links to send the members emails, but phone calls and faxes will be more effective. Ask them to meet with Marine mom Tina Richards, and to end funding for the Iraq war.

If they agree on the phone to meet Tina and/or have a specific appointment time available, please let her know immediately by text message— do this by sending a short email to, or by TM directly to 573.247.8059.

Senate Defense Appropriations Sub-Committee:
Email addresses at:
Phone and fax numbers:

Majority Members (Democrats)
Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) [Chairman] Ph: 202-224-3934, Fx: 202-224-6747
Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) Ph: 202-224-3954, Fx: 202-228-0002
Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) Ph: 202-224-4242, Fx: 202-224-3479
Tom Harkin (D-IA) Ph: 202-224-3254, Fx: 202-224-9369
Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) Ph: 202-224-2551, Fx: 202-224-1193
Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) Ph: 202-224-2152, Fx: 202-228-0400
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Ph: 202-224-3841, Fx: 202-228-3954
Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) Ph: 202-224-4654, Fx: 202-224-8858
Herb Kohl (D-WI) Ph: 202-224-5653, Fx: 202-224-9787
Patty Murray (D-WA) Ph: 202-224-2621, Fx: 202-224-0238

Minority Members (Republicans)
Ted Stevens (R-AK) [Ranking Member] Ph: 202-224-3004, Fx: 202-224-2354
Thad Cochran (R-MS) Ph: 202-224-5054, Fx: 202-224-9450
Arlen Specter (R-PA) Ph: 202-224-4254, Fx: 202-228-1229
Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) Ph: 202-224-6621, Fx: 202-228-0900
Kit Bond (R-MO) Ph: 202-224-5721, Fx: 202-224-8149
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Ph: 202-224-2541, Fx: 202-224-2499
Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) Ph: 202-224-5744, Fx: 202-224-3416
Judd Gregg (R-NH) Ph: 202-224-3324, Fx: 202-224-4952
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Ph: 202-224-5922, Fx: 202-224-0776

House Defense Appropriations Sub-Committee:
Email addresses at:
Phone and fax numbers:

John P. Murtha (D-PA) [Chairman] Ph: 202-225-2065, Fx: 202-225-5709
Norman D. Dicks (D-WA) Ph: 202-225-5916, Fx: 202-226-1176
Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN) Ph: 202-225-2461, Fx: 202-225-2493
James P. Moran (D-VA) Ph: 202-225-4376, Fx: 202-225-0017
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Ph: 202-225-4146, Fx: 202-225-7711
Bud Cramer, Jr. (D-AL) Ph: 202-225-4801, Fx: 202-225-4392
Allen Boyd (D-FL) Ph: 202-225-5235, Fx: 202-225-5615
Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ) Ph: 202-225-5061, Fx: 202-225-5851
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) Ph: 202-225-3631, Fx: 202-225-2203

Minority Members (Republicans)
C. W. (Bill) Young (R-FL) [Ranking Member] Ph: 202-225-5961, Fx: 202-225-9764
David L. Hobson (R-OH) Ph: 202-225-4324, Fx: 202-225-1984
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) Ph: 202-225-5034, Fx: 202-225-3186
Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) Ph: 202-225-6216, Fx: 202-225-3489
Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) Ph: 202-225-4306, Fx: 202-225-3549
Jack Kingston (R-GA) Ph: 202-225-5831, Fx: 202-226-2269



Re: Update: MO Marine risks redeployment after he, mom protest in DC

As per request by Instead of War, and to reflect changing situation, original title "Marine must redeploy" was change to more accurate "Marine risks reployment." This situation is changing constantly, check back at and for updates.

Re: Update: MO Marine risks redeployment after he, mom protest in DC

I my self have been back door drafted (U.S.Army). This is now my third deployment in Iraq. I hate being here and don't believe the U.S. should be here, But I signed a contract for 8 years, like EVERY service member to serve my country regardless of my political view. My prayers are with Tine in her fight. As far as Cloy goes, he is a killer, not an activist....
Brian Crockrell

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