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Dayton City Commissioner Dean Lovelace to Introduce Resolution to Defund the War/Refund Human Services at 9/12 City Commission Meeting | September 6, 2007

At the next Dayton City Commission meeting, September 12, a morning meeting starting at 8:30 am, Commissioner Dean Lovelace will introduce a resolution to to Defund the War/Refund Human Services. The resolution was drafted by Mr Lovelace in cooperation with AFSC, the American Friends Service Committee, and is similar to ones that have been passed by hundreds of villages, towns, cities and even some state governments showing opposition to the ongoing war in Iraq. Citizens are encouraged to attend and to speak to the Commission in support of the resolution. Be aware of this: the Commissions ridiculous rules on speaking at meetings require that persons who wish to do so must fill out the speaker request form BEFORE 8:15 am, AND CAN ONLY DO SO AT THE CITY BUILDING IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE MEETING…

Dayton Ohio City Commissioners

Resolution to Defund the War/Refund Human Services

An Informal Resolution

A Resolution of Support for the U.S. Troops currently serving in Iraq, as well as those that have previously served, and those that have been killed or wounded during such service, and their families; expressing concern for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have been killed or wounded in that country and the millions who are now internal or external refugees; further calling for the leaders in this country to defund the war and make the problems of our cities a priority and further calling for an immediate and orderly withdrawal from Iraq,

WHEREAS, the Dayton City Commission supports the brave men and women deployed in Iraq, honors the memory of those 3700 who have lost their lives in the war and the almost 30,000 who have been wounded, and supports their loved ones; and

WHEREAS, the Dayton City Commission is concerned about the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians who have been killed and wounded as well as the two million internally displaced citizens and over two million Iraqi refugees who have fled their country; and

WHEREAS, the financial cost of the war is at nearly half a trillion dollars, with the cost to Ohioans at 16 billion dollars, or almost 900 million dollars to the 3rd Congressional District.and,

WHEREAS, the impact of the war on our cities has been deeply felt, not only in the loss of lives, but in the diversion of needed funds to meet human needs and failing infrastructures; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of similar resolutions have been enacted and registered throughout the country; and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Dayton City Commission to act on behalf and in the best interest of the citizens of Dayton, and

WHEREAS, the Dayton City Commission is empowered to make such resolutions as may be necessary to protect the public interest and for the preservation of health, welfare, peace and order; and

BE IT RESOLVED by the Dayton City Commission:

  1. That the Commission supports the U.S. troops who are now serving in Iraq, as well as those who have previously served, and those that have been killed or wounded during such service, and their families.
  2. That the Commission is concerned about the plight of the Iraqis who have been killed and wounded and displaced.
  3. That the diversion of funds for this war has deeply impacted the ability of America’s cities to fund human services, as well as to access funds for failing infrastructures.
  4. That the City of Dayton, its elected leaders and its citizens have a responsibility to highlight the implications of continuing the war on Iraq an the resulting impact on available federal resources which are urgently needed by the most vulnerable portions of the American population in the City of Dayton and other major urban areas within the United States.
  5. That the Dayton City Commission calls on our President and Congress to commence an orderly and rapid withdrawal of United States military personnel from Iraq as expeditiously as possible.
  6. That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Commission and copies be sent to George W. bush, President of the United States and members of the Ohio U.S. Congressional delegation.


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