Thursday, June 16, 2011

Call on your Mayor to co-sponsor and support two resolutions to Bring Our War Dollars Home!

Call on your Mayor to co-sponsor and support two resolutions to Bring Our War Dollars Home!

United for Peace & Justice

Dear Friends,   

Layoffs and budget cuts to healthcare, education and other vital services have plunged cities across the nation into crisis. In many cities crime and violence is on the rise. Communities can no longer pay for endless wars and militarism. Community leaders cannot appeal to gangs to stop violence in the streets while our country continues to prove itself to be the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.

June 17-21 in Baltimore, Maryland the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote on two war and peace resolutions at their annual meeting:

1.   Code Pink has initiated a draft resolution, Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities.

2.     Mayors for Peace is circulating a draft resolution Calling on the President to Work with Leaders of Other Nuclear Weapon States for Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by 2020 and Calling on Congress to Cut Funding for Nuclear Weapons and to Redirect Those Funds to Meet the Needs of Cities.

The Code Pink resolution currently has 19 co-sponsors including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and Mayor Kitty Piercy of Eugene.  The Mayors for Peace resolution currently has 15 co-sponsors, including Mayor Donald Plusquellic of Akron and Mayor Frank Cownie of Des Moines.

  • Send your Mayor a letter asking her/him to cosponsor and vote for the resolutions. Find your mayor's email by clicking here and here is a sample letter for you to use!
  • Forward your letter to your local media.
  • Join with others working to stop budget cuts or end the wars and hold a press conference. (See sample press release here.)
  • Hold a vigil outside your City Hall.
  • Meet with your Mayor or her/his representative.
  • Support United For Peace and Justice efforts to  persuade mayors to co-sponsor and vote for these resolution and all our work to end U.S. wars and bring war dollars home. Please donate here!

In Struggle and Solidarity

Michael T. McPhearson

National Coordinator



Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at]


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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