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Arizona Democratic Party Passes Resolution to Withdraw Troops from Iraq


Seven State Democratic Parties Now Say Yes to Withdrawal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August, 22nd 2005

Contact: Kevin Spidel National Political Director Progressive Democrats of America http://www.pdamerica.org kevin@pdamerica.org (602) 373-6990

Flagstaff, AZ - The Arizona Democratic Party passed a resolution Saturday calling for an "expeditious withdrawal of troops in Iraq." The resolution was put forth by grassroots activists in Sedona and supported by local activists affiliated with Progressive Democrats of America (PDA.)

This marks seven states in which grassroots activists have put forth resolutions calling for an exit from Iraq. Other states that activists have passed resolutions include California, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and New Jersey.

"This is a coordinated part of PDA's ongoing effort to build an authentic anti-war voice inside the Democratic party," says Tim Carpenter, National Director of Progressive Democrats of America. "Since its founding at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004, PDA has successfully led efforts to pass resolutions opposing the U.S. war in Iraq at state Democratic Party meetings in California, New Mexico, Massachusetts and most recently at the annual convention of Young Democrats of America. Despite supporting his ascendancy to the position of DNC chair, PDA has challenged Howard Dean to join the majority of grassroots Democrats calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq. This movement will surely resonate with Democratic leadership in Congress, whom we hope will take a similar stand." In addition, working families of America under the banner of the AFL-CIO passed a similar resolution.

"This is a growing movement in the Democratic Party, and we will be in every state to help move this agenda forward," said Sherry Bohlen, National Field Director of Progressive Democrats of America, and a State Committee Person for the Arizona Democratic Party.

For more information about Progressive Democrats of America and the progressive movement within the Democratic Party, visit www.pdamerica.org or contact us at info@pdamerica.org or 877-368-9221.

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9/1/05
To thr Editor

If the thousands of grieving families of dead soldiers aren’t enough reason to stop the killing in Iraq, then surely the disaster in the wake of Hurricane Katrina should arouse us.

Clearly the motivation for the invasion of Iraq is the wish of our government to control the oil resources of the Middle East.

Now scientists have long warned that the heating of the oceans that cause such catastrophic hurricanes is the result of global warming. The use of fossil fuels is acknowledged throughout the world as a major contributor to global warming. Such resulting disasters, in turn, are being kept alive by the denial of global warming by our governmental leaders and their friends in the fossil fuel lobby.

I find it so hard to believe that thousands of our fellow-citizens drowned this week in the hurricane disaster. Multi-thousands have lost their homes and their livelihoods.

We must wake up. We must insist that the US finally join the International Kyoto Treaty. We must demand that as much effort be invested in alternative, non-polluting energy sources as was put into the Manhattan Project in the ‘40s.

We must get the scientists working on producing and utilizing already existing alternative energies. We must have mass transportation - the SUVs, for instance are a shameful waste of fuel.

We must acknowledge that there is no alternative to changing our ways of using fossil fuel if we are to survive. Let’s hope it’s not too late .

9/1/05
To thr Editor

If the thousands of grieving families of dead soldiers aren’t enough reason to stop the killing in Iraq, then surely the disaster in the wake of Hurricane Katrina should arouse us.

Clearly the motivation for the invasion of Iraq is the wish of our government to control the oil resources of the Middle East.

Now scientists have long warned that the heating of the oceans that cause such catastrophic hurricanes is the result of global warming. The use of fossil fuels is acknowledged throughout the world as a major contributor to global warming. Such resulting disasters, in turn, are being kept alive by the denial of global warming by our governmental leaders and their friends in the fossil fuel lobby.

I find it so hard to believe that thousands of our fellow-citizens drowned this week in the hurricane disaster. Multi-thousands have lost their homes and their livelihoods.

We must wake up. We must insist that the US finally join the International Kyoto Treaty. We must demand that as much effort be invested in alternative, non-polluting energy sources as was put into the Manhattan Project in the ‘40s.

We must get the scientists working on producing and utilizing already existing alternative energies. We must have mass transportation - the SUVs, for instance are a shameful waste of fuel.

We must acknowledge that there is no alternative to changing our ways of using fossil fuel if we are to survive. Let’s hope it’s not too late .

Miriam

9/1/05

If the thousands of grieving families of dead soldiers aren’t enough reason to stop the killing in Iraq, then surely the disaster in the wake of Hurricane Katrina should arouse us.

Clearly the motivation for the invasion of Iraq is the wish of our government to control the oil resources of the Middle East.

Now scientists have long warned that the heating of the oceans that cause such catastrophic hurricanes is the result of global warming. The use of fossil fuels is acknowledged throughout the world as a major contributor to global warming. Such resulting disasters, in turn, are being kept alive by the denial of global warming by our governmental leaders and their friends in the fossil fuel lobby.

I find it so hard to believe that thousands of our fellow-citizens drowned this week in the hurricane disaster. Multi-thousands have lost their homes and their livelihoods.

We must wake up. We must insist that the US finally join the International Kyoto Treaty. We must demand that as much effort be invested in alternative, non-polluting energy sources as was put into the Manhattan Project in the ‘40s.

We must get the scientists working on producing and utilizing already existing alternative energies. We must have mass transportation - the SUVs, for instance are a shameful waste of fuel.

We must acknowledge that there is no alternative to changing our ways of using fossil fuel if we are to survive. Let’s hope it’s not too late .

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