Bring Our War $ Home: How we did it

Sally Weiss and Carl Moos, organizers from the Alliance for Peace and Justice of Western Massachusetts, report on their success in winning City Council approval of a "Bring Our War Dollars Home" resolution (full text, .pdf) that directs the city to instruct their Congressional representative to vote against further war funding. Describing a campaign that started with signature-gathering (even at the town dump) and moved through numerous public venues, Sally and Carl say,  "Whether we won or lost the final vote, a key valuable outcome of the effort was the prolonged time of having the question of our war dollars before the public, getting many people thinking and talking with their family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors, and therefore being willing to participate in the Public Forum.  Read more about Bring Our War $ Home here...