MoveOn.org, the advocacy group that spent $1 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama last year, is now mobilizing to oppose his call to attack Syria.
A poll of the 8 million members of the organization, which pushed to end the war in Iraq, found 73 percent of them opposed to military action against Syria. This leaves more than a quarter of the group unspoken for.
The group said it would urge Congress to reject a resolution authorizing military use of force. It planned to run ads opposed to any war and would urge its members to contact their lawmakers.
“We will mobilize to make sure our members’ and allies’ voices are heard in Washington and will work to prevent this nation from getting on the slippery slope to another ill-advised and unnecessary war,” said Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action. “We have seen the rushed march to war before. We cannot allow it again.”