Supporters Of Urbana Anti-War Resolution Pack City Hall
04 May 2005 23:01 GMT
Over 100 activists for peace filled the Urbana City Council Chambers and 421 people went on record in support of a resolution to Oppose War Against Iraq, placed on the agenda by Council Member Danielle Chynoweth. For nearly two hours residents spoke about how the prospect of war with Iraq was locally relevant. Fewer federal and state dollars to Urbana was often cited as well as the direct impact on soldiers from this area and residents from other countries who live here, and the moral imperative for local governments to petition the federal government when they disagree with an action it is about to take that would affect us all.