Starting this morning, several members of the Idaho Legislature will join the Idaho Peace Coalition’s effort to get Sens. Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig to withdraw their support for next year’s Iraq war funding. Here's more from the Peace Coalition:
Representatives Les Bock (Dist. 16), Nicole LeFavour (Dist. 19), Anne Pasley Stuart (Dist. 19), Phylis King (Dist. 18), Sue Chew (Dist. 17) and Sen. David Langhorst will present letters to Senator Crapo at his Boise office – 251 E Front St – at 9:30 am, Thursday, August 30.
In his letter to Sen. Crapo, Rep. Les Bock said, “I am asking you to oppose President Bush’s request for an additional $145 billion for the Iraq War and work on bipartisan legislation to reduce to only what is required for the protection and safe redeployment of all U.S. troops outside of Iraq.”
Each day this week, Idahoans representing themselves and various organizations have been “occupying” the offices of Idaho’s U.S. Senators. The action is part of the nationwide Occupation Project aimed at getting Congress to withhold next year’s funding for the U.S. occupation of Iraq in favor of troop withdrawal. Project participants represent military families, veterans, faith groups and now, Idaho legislators.
The senate offices vigil is one of hundreds of actions taking place across the nation in August and September as Congress debates the funding request. The Idaho Peace Coalition is a volunteer organization dedicated to peace and justice. Visit us at http://peacecoalition.us/idaho/