Sample letter to Portland City Council: Bring Our War Dollars Home

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To:
Mayor Sam Adams
Commissioner Nick Fish
Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Commissioner Randy Leonard
Commissioner Dan Saltzman
Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Today's Date: _______________


Dear member of Portland City Council:


I am writing to urge you to pass a resolution supporting the US Conference of Mayors' call to "Bring our war $$ home." Mayor Adams supported the resolution, writing on his Twitter page June 20:


@MayorSamAdams Mayor Sam Adams (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/b8781d)

I supported it: it came out of my committee. RT @bkerensa what was your position on U.S. Conf of Mayors http://tl.gd/b8781d


The resolution reads, in whole:


CALLING ON CONGRESS TO REDIRECT MILITARY SPENDING TO DOMESTIC PRIORITIES

WHEREAS, every member of the US Conference of Mayors and the Americans they represent, support our brave men and women in uniform and their families;

WHEREAS, the drawdown of troops should be done in a measured way that does not destabilize the region and that can accelerate the transfer of responsibility to regional authorities;

WHEREAS