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    Councilmembers Bonnie Lowenthal, Dan Baker & Tonia Reyes-Uranga Propose Iraq Resolution For Mar. 25 Council Meeting:

  • Says Supports Service Personnel As They're Sent To War, Then Adds "Must Continue To Pursue Every Avenue of Peaceful Resolution Including Negotiation or Mediation Strategies"

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    (March 21, 2003) -- Councilmembers Bonnie Lowenthal, Dan Baker and Tonia Reyes-Uranga have agendized the following item for the March 25 City Council meeting. If approved by a Council majority, it would put the City of Long Beach on record as follows:

    Whereas: It is clear that American forces are involved in a conflict in the Middle East; and;

    Whereas: Every American, regardless of political affiliation, devoutly supports the safety and success of our men and women in the field; and

    Whereas: Many Americans have expressed deep concerns about our foreign policy; and

    Whereas: Americans who opposed going to war with Iraq need not apologize for giving a voice to their conscience in a country devoted to freedom of debate; and

    Whereas: Every American has the right and patriotic duty to speak out, even as we wish our troops well and pray for their safe return;

    Therefore Be It Resolved: That the City of Long Beach supports our service personnel as they are sent to war, having no doubt that American military power will prevail.

    Be It Further Resolved: That in the midst of this crisis we must continue to pursue every avenue of peaceful resolution including negotiation or mediation strategies; and we advocate for post-war policies that are constructive and humane, based on enduring principles of peace and justice and in doing, so we encourage concerned Americans to continue to speak out guaranteeing their rights to free speech and debate.

    In their agendizing memo, Councilmembers Lowenthal and Reyes-Uranga write, "Recently, there have been numerous concerns from the citizens of Long Beach regarding recent conflicts in the Middle East." The Councilmembers say they're bringing their proposed resolution in response.

    Related coverage

    On January 15, Councilmembers Lowenthal and Reyes-Uranga (and former LB Councilman, now Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal) spoke at a rally opposing U.S. military action in Iraq. coverage: Seen, Heard at LB Rally Opposing U.S. Military Action Concerning Iraq; Includes Transcripts Of Remarks by Ass'yman Alan Lowenthal, Councilmembers Tonia Reyes-Uranga and Bonnie Lowenthal

    On March 4, Councilwoman Lowenthal agendized a request that the City Manager investigate "potential negative impacts" if the U.S. goes to war. Numerous public speakers used the opportunity to blast U.S. policy from the Council chamber podium, but the Council itself avoided a divisive debate by receiving city management's report on the spot, then voting to "receive and file" it. coverage: LB Council Avoids Civic War Over Requested Report On Iraq War's Potential Negative Impacts Locally

    On March 4, as previously reported by, former LB Councilmembers (now Assemblymembers Alan Lowenthal and Jenny Oropeza) were among over two dozen members of the CA legislature -- all Democrats -- who signed a letter to President Bush opposing "a war on Iraq without a formal resolution by the United Nations Security Council and a Declaration of War by Congress." posted their letter text verbatim. coverage: Over Four Dozen CA Legislators Send Letter To President Bush Opposing "A War on Iraq Without a Formal Resolution by the United Nations Security Council and a Declaration of War by Congress."

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