National efforts to BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!This page features news on other cities and organizations working to bring the troops home from Iraq.
The total number of cities/towns/counties/legislative districts and state legislatures passing resolutions is at least 170.
At the bottom of this page is a list of communities passing resolutions against the early 2007 proposed escalation of troops (where those resolutions did not contain a troops home provision).
(1) On May 1, 2007, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Memorial (SM) 1 by a vote of 19-11, asking Congress to "exercise its appropriate constitutional authority to oppose the administration's escalation of United States forces in Iraq, and to move the United States toward a phased redeployment of United States forces out of Iraq with a responsible transition to Iraqi control of Iraq's security and of the personnel and resources necessary to achieve stability in Iraq." This followed the March 20, 2007 passage of House Joint Memorial (HJM) 9 by the Oregon House of Representatives on a 33-25 vote. HJM 9 calls for the US to "begin withdrawing United States forces from Iraq and redeploying those forces as soon as possible, but not later than the first quarter of fiscal year 2008."
(2) On March 12, 2007, the Eugene City Council passed a resolution calling for the U.S. Government to immediately commence a withdrawal of United States military personnel from Iraq, and for Congress to only approve further funds to carry out a safe, rapid and orderly withdrawal and Iraqi reconstruction efforts.
(3) On February 13, 2007, Vermont's state legislature passed resolutions in the House (95-49, with amendments) and Senate (25-4) against the escalation and to "commence immediately the orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq."
(4) On February 6, 2007, Olympia, WA's City Council passed a resolution to "immediately commence plans to end the occupation of Iraq and bring all U.S. troops safely home."
(5) On January 26, 2007, Minneapolis' City Council passed a resolution (#2007R-050) calling for the federal government to "commence planning an orderly, rapid, and comprehensive withdrawal of United States military personnel from Iraq."
(6) On January 16, 2007, the Township Committee of Maplewood, NJ passed a Resolution Urging the Withdrawal of United States Troops from Iraq (4-1).
(7) On November 30, 2006, on a 5-0 vote, Portland, OR's City Council passed a resolution calling for the troops to come home in order to fund human needs. New info! On February