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Cost of War: Iraq Town Hall featuring Cindy Sheehan & Shirley Golub
Sunday, April 27, 2008
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street (near Mission and Capp) San Francisco
As Congress begins debate on additional funding for Iraq and Afghanistan military operations, San Francisco peace groups have called a Town Hall Meeting to debate The Costs of War. The meeting will start at 5pm on Sunday, April 27th in the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street (near Mission and Capp Streets). Organizers are inviting all 2008 candidates for the 8th Congressional District house seat, currently occupied by Nancy Pelosi, to participate or send a representative – regardless of their position on the issue. As of April 19th, Democrat Shirley Golub, Independent Cindy Sheehan and Libertarian Phil Berg have confirmed their participation. Aside from candidate speeches, the Town Hall will feature questions and comments from the audience. A number of additional speakers are also expected to address the meeting, which is sponsored by the Gold Star Families for Peace, the Iraq Moratorium and other local peace groups. The Town Hall coincides with House consideration of the latest supplemental funding bill for US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to a Thursday Associated Press report (at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080417/ap_on_go_co/congress_iraq_funding_6), Congressional leaders are considering a single, $178 billion measure that will finance the occupations for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2008 and through June 2009. By passing this measure, Congress would avoid a debate on additional war funding just prior to the November election. Sunday’s 8th CD meeting is part of a national series of Iraq Town Halls organized by Democrats.com and several national peace and progressive groups. More information on these events is available at http://www.iraqtownhalls.com.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Apr 26, 2008 5:05PM
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