[R-G] Cleveland Becomes 50th City to Pass Anti-War Resolution
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Cleveland City Council unanimously passes anti-war resolution Tuesday
28 Jan 2003
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Summary: An Emergency Resolution: Supporting the men and women serving
in the armed forces an honoring their commitment to our national
safety and security; opposing unilateral military actions against Iraq
and urging President Bush to continue seeking a peaceful resolution of
issues with Iraq in a diplomatic manner.
On January 27 of 2003 Cleveland City Council unanimously passed a
resolution in opposition to unilateral military action against Iraq.
Over one hundred people gathered outside city hall an hour before the
council came to order to rally support for the measure. The full
transcript of the resolution can be found here.
This marks Cleveland as the 50th city nationwide -- and the very first
in Ohio -- to adopt such a resolution. A complete list of all cities
that have passed resolutions can be found at www.citiesforpeace.org.
For more coverage and audio interviews tune to wruw FM 91.1 Tuesday
Jan. 28, 6-7:00 PM.
Active Campaigns are Under Way in the Following Cities:
[if your city is not on this list, contact:
California: Los Angeles, Sacramento
Colorado: Crestone, La Veta, Saguache, Silver Plume, Walsenburg
Florida: Gainesville, Manatee County, St. Petersburg,
Illinois: Charleston, DeKalb, East Moline, Moline, Oak Park,
Rock Island, Silvis
Iowa: Clive, Davenport, Decorah
Maine: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Portland
Michigan: Alma, Berkley, Charlevoix, Clawson, Grand Rapids,
Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Petoskey,
Plymouth, Resort Township, Royal Oak, Southfield,
New Jersey: Bloomfield
New York: Cooperstown, New York City
North Carolina: Chapel Hill
Ohio: Columbus, Dayton
Oregon: Multnomah County, Salem
Texas: Austin, Corpus Christie, Dallas, Galveston, Houston
Utah: Salt Lake City, Virginia, Charlottesville
Washington: Bellingham, Spokane
West Virginia: Charleston
Cities for Peace is a rapidly growing effort to get City Councils and
other civic bodies to pass resolutions against a war on Iraq. Civic
and religious leaders, educators, peace activists, business leaders
and individuals from all sectors are coming together across the
country to say "no" to Bush's call for war. We the people of the U.S.
are wary of a military venture against a country that has not attacked
us. We are fearful that a war will lead to the deaths of thousands of
Iraqis and US troops. We see this as a potentially dangerous
distraction from fighting terrorism and we are aware that such a war
would have devastating consequences on our city budgets and on local
capacity to meet the current needs of our own communities in these
difficult economic times.
We need to exercise our democratic rights by pressing our local
elected officials and other public institutions to pass resolutions
expressing the will of local communities with regard to a war with
Iraq. It is imperative that local officials weigh in on national
matters that will ultimately have enormous impacts on our communities.
Please join us! This website is a hub to link the many City Council
resolutions and campaigns across the country. It is a testament to the
growing unease that people across the country are feeling about Bush's
preemptive strike policy and our commitment to cultivating a world
based on peace and justice.
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