Join us on Tuesday May 17th to encourage Mayor Kevin Johnson to co-sponsor the War $$ Home Resolution. The City Council meets at 6pm Tuesdays at the New City Hall, 915 I Street, on the first floor.
The Cost of War Art Project recently jumped on to support the national mayors' War Dollars Home Resolution. If enough mayors co-sponsor it by this Tuesday, May 17th, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa will take the resolution to the national mayor's conference in Baltimore next month. If it passes there, it goes to CONGRESS!! (A copy of the resolution is attached, along with other supportingdocuments.)
This Tuesday, May 17th we plan to fill City Council Chambers to encourage Mayor Kevin Johnson to co-sponsor the War Dollars Home Resolution. We encourage folks to get there at 5:15 if possible. Public comment period is from 6-7 PM, so we don't need to be there all night! Let's fill the council chambers like it was filled last week.
Please start e-mail blasts to the mayor and all city council members....a one sentence letter to encourage the mayor to co-sponsor the WAR Dollars Home Resolution would be great. Add the stats on Sacramento's Cost of War compared to cuts to Sacramento's jobs and public services.....even greater!
Mayor Kevin Johnson: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/mayor/forms/emailCommentForm/
Angelique Ashby, District 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Sheedy, District 2: email@example.com (Joann Cummins, District Director), firstname.lastname@example.org (Tyson Sheedy, Executive Assistant)
Steve Cohn, District 3: email@example.com
Robert King Fong, District 4: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/council/includes/cfmail.cfm?MenuID=5253&ID=2,3,4,5,7 (and fill in the form on that page. You can’t fill in the “To” field, so I hope it goes to Fong. )
Jay Schenirer, District 5: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin McCarty, District 6: email@example.com
Darrell Fong, District 7: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Pannell, District 8: email@example.com
I went to preview the council meeting last week. It was packed. Oak Park and other low income communities were REPRESENTED. There was a line of 45-60 speakers from the podium to the back wall..........Each of them spoke so eloquently from the heart. As you probably know, City Council say they need to close over 12 out of 16 community centers VERY SOON, since they say there's no money.
A number of speakers asked the mayor and council to think outside the box.
Join us, and let's show them where the money is ..... in the War Dollars Home Resolution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
While it's short notice, the energy is high.
We got into full gear last Monday...........hand delivered a letter to the mayor with copies for his staff and each councilmember.......met with his Special Assistant Bob Graswich, who was helpful.........contacted media, including Media Edge.............