Saturday, May 31, 2008

Help Stop the Next War NOW at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted to continue funding the war - squashing the previous week's anti-war victory in the House. As Americans begin to feel the effects of a war economy and a country in recession, it's time to ensure that the costs of war are strongly linked to its costs at home.Join Cities for Peace, the movement that's holding elected officials accountable from the ground-up!

Take Action!

Help pass a No War on Iran Resolution at this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors. Email or write your Mayor, asking them to co-sponsor the resolution introduced by Mayor Bob Kiss of Burlington, VT.

Spread the Word to Friends, at Home and across the Country. Mayor Bob Kiss needs the support of more fellow mayors. Appeal to your mayor, and send the message to friends, family and community to do the same!

When emailing or writing your Mayor, copy the below letter, along with an appeal asking your mayor to co-sponsor the resolution introduced by Mayor Bob Kiss of Burlington, VT - and please be sure to cc Global Exchange's Nancy Mancias at

Burlington's Bob Kiss asks for support from his fellow mayors:

Dear Fellow Mayors,

As a member of the International Affairs Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I am introducing the attached resolution concerning Iran at the upcoming annual meeting in Miami on June 20-24 and invite you to be a cosponsor. The resolution aims at avoiding another devastating war and calls for the use of diplomacy and for Congressional authorization before any use of force.

In these times when the Iraq war has sapped so many of our financial resources and cost the lives of our brave soldiers, I hope you will join me in voicing the determination of mayors across this country to stop a war with Iran before it begins.

To cosponsor the resolution, please contact my assistant, Joe Reinart, at or (802) 865-7275, and please cc Global Exchange's Nancy Mancias at

Thank you for your support.


Mayor Bob Kiss
Burlington, Vermont

Learn more about the US Conference of Mayors' Iran Resolution.
Download GX's Costs of War factsheet.
Learn more about GX's Cities for Peace campaign.

Thanks, as always, for your hard work on behalf of peace and justice,

Global Exchange

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