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Obama Speaks to Nation on Syria, Anti-War Picket at Eshoo's Office Wednesday

The congresswoman's Palo Alto office to be scene of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center picket.

President Obama seeks congressional approval for a military strike against the Assad regime in Syria. Screenshot by Claudia Cruz.
President Obama seeks congressional approval for a military strike against the Assad regime in Syria. Screenshot by Claudia Cruz.
President Barack Obama will address the nation this Tuesday at 6 p.m. PDT on what the United States' response should be in Syria after allegations that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons that killed more than 1,400 civilians—including more than 400 children.

The president hopes to convince the citizenry to encourage their local congressional representatives to vote for military action, however Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) who represents Silicon Valley has some hesitation.

In a Sept. 2 letter Eshoo wrote to National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Eshoo questioned how much impact a military strike would actually have on the stockpiles of chemical weapons—that Eshoo concedes—the Assad regime has and what's to prevent their use again.

Eshoo also expressed concern about the United States practically going at it alone. 

To try and help sway Eshoo's vote to a "nay" on military action the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center will hold an anti-war picket at her office on 698 Emerson St. in Palo Alto this Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The organizers hope to gather hundreds of signatures from local residents to vote against the authorization.

Where do you stand on this issue? Has the Obama administration convinced you? Why or why not? Share in comments!

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