DSA Council support
No War In Iraq
On Feb. 18, 2003, seven members of the Los Angeles City Council voted "yes" after Eric Garcetti eloquently introduced the No War In Iraq resolution which was seconded by Ruth Galanter. Seven strong statements were made on behalf of the innocent civilian populations of Iraq and against a preemptive, first-strike policy by the U.S. The "only problem at City Council today was IT NEEDED 8 VOTES TO PASS!"
Nick Pacheco who is expected to vote yes was absent.
Cindy Miscikowski, in "a admirable procedural step", cited the lack of a decisive vote--- 7 to 5 --- and moved that a final vote take place Friday. That proposal was accepted.
Neighbors For Peace & Justice, actors Ed Asner and David Clennon, the religious, labor and academic leaders who spoke so effectively and the hundreds, from virtually every movement, who showed up to keep their feet.
- DEMOCRATIC LEFT SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1991, page 23
- Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News, Call LA City Council to Support Anti-War Resolution by Coalition for World Peace Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003