Tuesday, April 22, 2008

True Cost of War Iraq Events

I've been working to further establish a new student organization called Campus Progress and work on behalf of the Iraq/Recession campaign. There are also a variety of Moveon Iraq/Recession events coming up, as they are part of the incredible coalition formed. This coalition includes the Center for American Progress (and by extension their campus arm, Campus Progress), Moveon, True Majority, SEIU, USAction, as well as John and Elizabeth Edwards.

All of these organizations are working to start a real discussion around the country over the true cost of this war, in terms of what we could have spent this money on instead, as well as in terms of how it has had quite the detrimental effect on our economy.

I will have a lot more on this in the next couple of days, but for now here are the current details of what we have planned for the coming weeks:


Thurs., April 24, 5pm, Outside Sen. Kohl’s Office14 West Mifflin Street


309.6 MILLIONis what Madison taxpayers have spent on the Iraq War since 2003. Wisconsin has paid 8.3 BILLION statewide. How should local government have spent YOUR taxes?

Vote Below:
 238,255 Children receive Healthcare
 199,601 Adults receive Healthcare
 46,624 Children in Head Start Ed
 5,400 Elementary teachers added
 46,028 College scholarships given
 377,581 Homes supplied with renewableelectricity
 6,930 City Police/Firemen added

Join Us for the True Cost of the Iraq War Event Friday, May 2nd @ UW Library Mall
4:00 - 4:30 Live Band
4:30 – 5:00 Rep. Mark Pocan & guests
5:00 – 5:30 March to Capitol Square, State & Mifflin @ Veterans Museum
5:30 – 6:00

See where your money goes and hear the truth from Guest Speakers!
Bring your Bush Buck with you, drop your ballot into the box where you would like to see your taxes go, then wait and see who shows up to take it!
Bush Buck's available at The Dardenelles Restaurant on Monroe and Shakti at 320 State St.

This event sponsored by Campus Progress

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