Support the City Council Initiative! Portland Says: Bring Our War $$ Home!

Several local peace groups have come together to ask City Council to pass a resolution calling on Congress to "Bring our war $$ home." The original idea grew from grassroots movements in Maine and elsewhere, that culminated in the passage of a resolution by the US Conference of Mayors in June, which Portland's Mayor, Sam Adams, supported. (The resolution was introduced by Eugene, OR, Mayor Kitty Piercy.)

This local effort was launched at the Hiroshima Day event on August 7. Our goal? Get the Portland City Council to pass a resolution by early October!

Please take one or more of these steps to help:

1--sign the sample letter we have provided and send it to one or as many as all five City Council members.
http://www.pjw.info/wardollars​_portlandletter.html
Download printable .pdf version of the sample letter
http://www.pjw.info/wardollars​portland_letter.pdf

2--write your own letter or email to the Council
Commissioner Amanda Fritz amanda@portlandoregon.gov,
Commissioner Dan Saltzman dan@portlandoregon.gov,
Commissioner Nick Fish Nick@portlandoregon.gov,
Commissioner Randy Leonard randy@portlandoregon.gov,
Mayor Sam Adams sam.adams@portlandoregon.gov

3--Join our ongoing efforts to end senseless wars and military spending.
* Let us know if you would like to be added to the mailing list for our
organization for future efforts.
* Get your organization to sign on as a supporter of the Campaign.
Help us speak to Council, circulate letters, and build public support.
*Forward this information widely!

Thank you!
Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
with
Portland Jobs with Justice &
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
Jewish Voice for Peace - Portland
East Timor Action Network / Portland*
August, 2011

*Preliminary list of supporting organizations, August 16, 2011

Peace and Justice Works
Iraq Affinity Group
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065 (Office)