NJ State IUC

It’s Time for Peace and Jobs!

WHEREAS, members of the New Jersey State Industrial Union Council, support our brave men and women in uniform and their families;

WHEREAS, the drawdown of troops can be done in a way that can safely accelerate the transfer of responsibility to authorities in Afghanistan;

WHEREAS, the severity of the ongoing economic crisis has created budget shortfalls at all levels of government and requires us to re-examine our national spending priorities; and

WHEREAS, the people of the United States are paying approximately $111 billion per year to wage war in Afghanistan (www.costofwar.com );

WHEREAS, nearly 2200 members of the US armed forces have died, tens of thousands of civilians have been killed, and many thousands of U.S. troops and civilians have been wounded in Afghanistan since the coalition attacks began (www.icasualties.org).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NJ State Industrial Union Council calls on the President and U.S. Congress to:

The NJ State Industrial Union Council:

Out of Afghanistan

Veterans for Peace