Wednesday, July 25, 2007

One small step for a House of Representatives

" US House votes to bar permanent Iraq bases"

"The bill passed by 399 votes to 24 as most Republicans also backed it, despite many Bush supporters deriding the vote as purely symbolic."

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ban permanent bases

[From United for Peace and Justice:]

The House will vote tomorrow (July 25) on bill to ban permanent bases in Iraq and to ban US control of Iraqi Oil.

Calls are needed!
Stop Empire Building! Ban Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq!
Call your Representative
Tell then to vote YES on HR2929

Talking points:

The perception in Iraq that the U.S. is planning a permanent, or decades long presence in their country has fueled the armed insurgency and been an obstacle to peace negotiations.

The U.S. has dozens of military bases scattered across Iraq, including at least four that the Pentagon identifies as "enduring."

(from the Friends Committee on National Legislation)

Background Information and Text of bill:
Although we have won this vote before, each time it has been part of a war funding bill, and the ban has applied only to the money in those bills -- thus the current ban on permanent bases will expire in September. This vote on HR2929 will be permanent ban. The bill also includes language prohibiting U.S. control of Iraqi oil. Unfortunately, the bill will be voted on under a strict rule which will require a 2/3 majority for the bill to pass.

Read more here.

Monday, July 23, 2007

SICKO is in La Crosse!

SickoFinally SICKO has come to La Crosse.

Please consider spending a little of your time at the Ward Avenue Cinema this week handing out the flyers prepared by the California and National Nurses Associations and info and a petition from Michael Moore's SICKO site.

Make sure everyone you know sees this film. It's not about the uninsured - it's about those who think they/we are covered.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Something to do!

Sunday, July 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at the
Northside Oktoberfest Grounds.

Food (fajitas, hotdogs, brats, veggie options), beverages, live music, raffle and silent auction.

Children's activites including crafts, games, pi
├▒ata (with prizes)
6 years old and under = free; 7 to 16 = $5; 17+ = $10
(Admission includes entrance, meal and children's games)

Paid For By The La Crosse County Democratic Party, Jason Gillette Treasurer