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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
[haw-info] Historians Can Support Mayors on War Dollars...TIME SENSITIVE
Historians Can Support Mayors on War Dollars...TIME SENSITIVE
Yesterday the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution urging a speedy end to the wars and the redirection of all that money to meet urgent domestic needs. This is the first time the mayors have taken such action since the Vietnam War.
Meanwhile the House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on the FY 2012 Defense Appropriations bill, which would provide $530 billion for non-emergency funding to the Department of Defense and another $119 for the wars. If this bill passes, the military will be fully funded through September 2012, unless the White House initiates another war in which case it will want even more moeny.
The conflict over national priorities has become acute, as acknowledged by a growing number of Representatives and Senators. However, If members of Congress are serious about changing these priorities, they need to vote that way now.
Historians can help in two simple ways:
Please call your representative in their Washington office with a simple message; We want you to bring our war dollars home! VOTE AGAINST THE 2012 DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL ! Capitol Switchboard is 202-224-3121
Also consider a direct message to friends and colleagues, urging them to make the call.
If you make the call, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Eisenberg on behalf of the Historians Against War Steering Committee.