Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Department of Peace and Non-Violence Resolution Passes

At the June 2nd City Council Meeting, the Council passed a resolution supporting a Federal Department of Peace and Non-Violence.
The resolution, sponsored by Councilor Garduño, did 3 things;
1) Provides that the City Council supports and endorses proposed federal legislation (HR 808) to create a United States Department of Peace and Nonviolence.
2) Urges New Mexico's United States Representatives to sign on as co-sponsors of the proposed federal legislation (HR 808) to create a United States Department of Peace and Nonviolence and actively support its passage.
3) Urges New Mexico's United States Senators to introduce a companion Bill into the United States Senate to create a United States Department of Peace and Nonviolence and actively support its passage.

We would like to thank the Peace Community for bring the resolution forward and for their large tunout and inspiring words at the Council Meeting. Thanks to the Community Leadership of this bill, it passed with a 6-2 vote, with Councilors Jones and Mayer voting against it and Councilor Harris was excused.
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