U.S. Mayors Endorse Antiwar Measure Drafted by Activist Group

June 22, 2011
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Mayors from cities nationwide have endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to end funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and instead spend the money at home. The measure from the U.S. Conference of Mayors was drafted and pushed through by the activist group CodePink. According to CodePink, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa initially agreed to sponsor the measure but later backed out. CodePink organizer C.J. Minster went ahead with the campaign, drafting the resolution’s text and seeking supporters. Kitty Piercy, the mayor of Eugene, Oregon, eventually became the measure’s lead sponsor.