Below is the text of a resolution that was passed, 7-1, by Portland, Maine, City Council on Monday. Portland is the largest city in Maine.
Here is the local group responsible for getting this done: http://bringourwardollarshome.org
CITY OF PORTLAND
IN THE CITY COUNCIL
RESOLUTION ASKING THE U.S. CONGRESS TO END THE EXPENDITURE OF OUR CITIZENS' TAX DOLLARS FOR EXCESSIVE AND UNAFFORDABLE WAR FUNDING
WHEREAS, the financial resources available for use by governments at the local, county, state and federal levels in the United States are and must be limited; and
WHEREAS, the people of Portland, Maine are collectively paying or becoming indebted for approximately 15 million dollars per year of their limited financial resources for warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; and
WHEREAS, such expenditure is inordinate to the identified public benefits to Maine and the nation; and
WHEREAS, this warfare too often creates great and unnecessary harm to U.S. military personnel and their families, and to the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; and
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