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Portland Says: Bring Our War $$ Home!

Dear Portlanders

Several local peace groups have gotten together to ask City Council to pass a resolution calling on Congress to "Bring our war $$ home."

NEW- JULY 2014 Based on the January 2012 resolution (see below), local groups are asking Council to reaffirm its position to the federal government, that money should be spent on local human needs, not war! Read the July 28 2014 letter to Council and draft resolution and download a petition to get involved.

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.)

On Janaury 12, Portland City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution offered by Mayor Adams after testimony from members of the community speaking to issues of health care, housing, jobs, education, and the environment, including many from the supporting organizations of the Council campaign. The vote was 3-0. (Click here for a text version of the resolution.)

In January 2012 PJW's Iraq Affinity Group supported a grassroots effort to also bring a War $$ Home Resolution to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. (Click here for a .pdf version of the proposed resolution.) The effort was also supported by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Code Pink Portland, Peace Action Committee of the First Unitarian Church, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Occupy Portland (as of 1/23/12). Thank you
Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group

Supporters of the City Council resolution campaign (Aug 2011-Jan 2012):

Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
Portland Jobs with Justice
Individuals for Justice
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-Portland
Oregon Action
Jewish Voice for Peace
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Oregon Wildlife Federation
Back 2 the Wall
Sisters Of The Road

List of supporting organizations, posted August 10, 2011, last updated January 13, 2012
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Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
American Friends Service Committee
Recruiter Watch PDX
Portland Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
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Download a 2014 petition
2014 draft City Council Resolution

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

Page posted August 10, 2011, last updated July 25, 2014


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