Posts Tagged ‘Portland Maine’

Councilors approve anti-war resolution: Get your City Council to do the Same, Read it here

April 10, 2010

Portland Maine is the latest City Council to ask for the End of the War Funding. Recently named the #1 place in the country to raise children-and named in the top ten “perfect places to live in America”- After you read this article, get your City Council to vote on a similar resolution. Let’s start a cry to bring our troops home and to get our dollars to go to work here in America for the betterment of all the citizens of the world. Read this and PLEASE TAKE ACTION.

    City councilors have approved a resolution calling on Maine’s U.S. Congressional delegation to oppose new funding for military campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Story by Casey Conley, read it all here.

Portland, Maine City Council says VOTE NO on $33 Billion more for Afghanistan

Get your City Council/Board of Supervisors/or other city bodies to Pass a Resolution asking their Congressional Delegation to VOTE NO on the 33 BILLION MORE DOLLARS FOR WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.

Here are some cities with Peace Resolutions. If you live in one of them, get them to pass a new resolution “NO MORE WAR FUNDING, VOTE NO on the 33 BILLION MORE DOLLARS FOR WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. We can stop this, it is up to YOU and ME.

How much have we spent on the war in Afghanistan since the beginning EIGHT YEARS AGO? $200 BILLION. How big is the total U.S. individual State deficits this year? $126 BILLION. We are cutting schools, teachers, firefighters, infrastructure is being neglected, but we are trying to “rebuild Afghanistan”, for what? OIL AND ITS PIPELINES.

$200 Billion War in Afghanistan, a $196 Billion State Shortfall, a coincidence?

    From NY Times Editorial “President Obama in Kabul” Mr. Obama made the right decision to send another 30,000 troops to help drive the Taliban out of important strongholds. But there is no way to hold those cities and towns without an effective Afghan government (at both the federal and local level) to take over. And after eight years of fighting, more than 1,000 American lives lost and more than $200 billion from American taxpayers spent, Mr. Karzai’s failure to build a credible, honest and even minimally effective government remains the Taliban’s No. 1 recruiting tool.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW. GET YOUR CITY COUNCIL TO PASS A RESOLUTION TO END THE WAR FUNDING, ENCOURAGE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO VOTE NO ON THE $33 BILLION MORE DOLLARS TO BE WASTED IN AFGHANISTAN. WE CAN NOT AFFORD THIS WAR ANY LONGER.

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