Barbara Bowen and Lenny Dick
1,300 petitions to Clinton aide Cleon Edwards
Thursday, May 24,
2007. After a spirited rally and picket line, the PSC
delivered 1,300 petitions to Senator Hillary Clinton's NYC
office calling for de-funding the war, immediate withdrawal,
full veterans' benefits, redirecting tax dollars and money for
reconstruction under Iraqi control.
The petition was
part of a national campaign by
U.S. Labor Against the War, an
organization of 180 union locals and several state federations
and municipal labor coalitions representing over 4 million trade
Later in the day,
Senator Clinton became one of only 14 senators to vote AGAINST*
supplemental funding for the war requested by the Bush
administration. A large and growing anti-war movement has put
pressure on the Democratic congress -- and will continue to do
so until the war is de-funded and the troops are brought home.
presidential candidates in Congress voted against the
supplemental funding -- Clinton, Dodd, Kucinich and Obama.
A fifth, Biden, voted for it.
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