Cut Off Funding for the Iraq War
 
Whereas the war in Iraq is continuing, and
 
whereas the American people in the last election clearly stated their opposition to this war, and
 
whereas the war can't continue without war funding, and
 
whereas a major factor in ending the Vietnam war was the cut-off of funding by Congress, and
 
whereas the Bush administration will ask for further funding for war early next year - up to $160 billion on top of the $70 billion approved by Congress last October; therefore,
 
Be it resolved that the Washington-Orange-Lamoille Labor Council, AFL-CIO communicate its opposition to continued war funding - except to bring our troops home safely, and take care of them when they get here - directly with Representative Peter Welch and Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy by joining delegations to discuss the issue of ending war funding in order to bring the troops home now; and

Be it further resolved that the Washington-Orange-Lamoille Labor Council, AFL-CIO join with Iraq veterans, Military Families Speak Out, and organize a labor contingent in the January 20th Montpelier Demonstration Against the Iraq War to demand: "Bring Our Troops Home Now - Money for People's Needs, Not War - Solidarity with Iraqi Workers" 
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