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Betts' resolution on Iraq gets hearing

BY JIM SULLINGER AND DAVID KLEPPER Wichita Eagle February 2, 2007 TOPEKA - A Wichita Democrat's resolution critical of President Bush's Iraq troop surge came up Thursday before a committee of the Kansas Senate. Sitting in a wheelchair, former Army Spc. Tomas Young of Kansas City told a Senate panel that Bush needs to get the permission of Congress before deploying 21,000 more troops to Iraq. A resolution urging the president to do just that was introduced last month by Sen.

Legislators ponder resolution while wounded veteran testifies

KTKA 49 February 1, 2007 (click for video) Thursday, members of a Senate panel heard from Thomas Young, a man who's life was forever changed when he was serving his country in Iraq. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee discussed a resolution that would state their opposition to the President's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq. War veteran Thomas Young was wounded last April, after only four days in combat.

TX: Legislature Highlights

Houston Chronicle January 31, 2007 War resolution: Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, hopes the Legislature will send a message of opposition to President Bush's planned escalation in the war in Iraq. Coleman filed a resolution Wednesday that, if passed, would ask Congress to block funding for the war. "Our state alone has lost 279 brave men and women serving in our armed forces since the start of the war," Coleman said.

Democrats in Ore. Legislature tout anti-Iraq war resolution

By BRAD CAIN The Associated Press January 31, 2007 SALEM, Ore. (AP) ”” Democrats in the Oregon House and Senate say they will push for a vote on a resolution opposing President Bush's escalation of the war in Iraq and urging the "prompt, safe return" of all U.S. troops. Dubbed the "Oregon Homeward Bound Act of 2007," the nonbinding resolution urges Congress to resist Bush's troop buildup in Iraq and instead to bring home all U.S.

Antiwar protesters target Congress

By Brad Knickerbocker
Christian Science Monitor

Dem legislators join in war protest at Capitol

Associated Press January 28, 2007
A handful of Democratic state lawmakers joined dozens of anti-war activists Saturday on the steps of the state Capitol to protest President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq. Escalation of the war is "a Hail Mary pass, not a real strategy," Sen.

Anti-war protesters march in Helena

Montana's News Station January 27, 2007 Watch the Video
Nearly 50 lawmakers, and anti-war activists, staged a protest on Saturday outside of the State Capitol in Helena. The group is protesting the President's new Iraq war plan.

Busloads of Protestors Head to D.C.

11Alive News January 26, 2007 Watch the Video
On Friday evening, two busloads of protestors began to make their way to Washington to call for the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq.

State legislators urged to pass resolutions against escalation by grassroots coalition

by Christian Avard RawStory.com Published Thursday, January 18, 2006 Read the Whole Article
A coalition of grassroots organizations is kicking off a new campaign to encourage state legislators to introduce and pass resolutions preventing President Bush’s escalation of the war in Iraq, RAW STORY has learned. One leading Democratic senator believes that, more than symbolic, such legislative actions could have a major impact, as long as they act now. The Progressiv