Tuesday, November 21, 2006

CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A DEPT OF PEACE – Message from The Peace Alliance
Congratulations to all of the Department of Peace activists in Chicago who worked so hard to help make Chicago the eighteenth city to pass a resolution. Being the third largest city in the nation, Chicago's unanimous resolution passage is a particularly exciting victory! Fairmont, MN City Council also recently passed a resolution in support of the Dept of Peace. Congratulations to everyone there who helped make it possible. Seventeen city councils, from Detroit, MI to Atlanta, GA, have passed measures endorsing the legislation. Some of the largest cities in the nation are endorsing, representing populations totaling over 6.5 million people. Check out the entire list of cities with resolutions:

Atlanta, GA
Berkeley, CA
Cambridge, MA
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Detroit, MI
Everett, MA
Hamtramck, MI
Kuai (County), HI
Lincoln City, OR
Minneapolis, MN
Oakland, CA
Palo Alto, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Sebastopol, CA
Silver City, NM

and find out how you can work with your city council to help pass a resolution in support of the Department of Peace. Jeannette Kravitz, who, along with Scott Roos, heads the Chicago City Council Resolution ACTION Committee, writes about the process their group went through on the way to a successful resolution:

"...on September 11th Alderman Shirley Coleman and Walter Burnett, Jr. gave us a gift. They presented our Resolution at City Council. November 9th, the City Council hearing was held in Council room 201-A. Alderman Billy Ocasio, Chairman of Human Relations and Alderman Coleman led the hearing. The City Council passed the Resolution with 100% support on Wednesday November 14th. That day folks from our committee sat for over 5 hours as we waited to be acknowledged on the City Council Floor. We went into action. Next step, we organized and hosted a World Peace Day November 17th in just a couple of days...." read full article here at
http://www.thepeacealliance.org/content/view/246/143/

[DUCHESS NOTE - If you live in the NYC area, please note that "New Yorkers for a Dept of Peace", along with City Councilmember Rosie Mendez, will be presenting a press conference on City Hall steps on November 29th at 11am to introduce the DoP resolution. Join us that day in making peace the word in NYC. Please, call your senator, congressperson and city councilmembers to urge them to be part of this worthy resolution towards peace in our great city. To learn more about the Dept of Peace campaign, go to www.nyc-dop.com]

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