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Winograd Takes Cost of Wars Tour in the California 36th District

By MarcyWinograd - Posted on 14 May 2010

(Marina del Rey) Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd (CA-36/Harman) will conduct a Cost of Wars Tour this Saturday, May 15th, as she listens to voters' concerns, rallies support among volunteers and visits with campaign precinct walkers from West Los Angeles to San Pedro. Joining Winograd to talk about the cost of wars and veterans' issues will be Rick Reyes, former United States Marine serving in Iraq, now Latino Outreach Director for Winograd for Congress. The tour precedes a congressional vote on a 33-billion dollar supplemental war appropriation to continue the occupation of Iraq and escalate the troop level in Afghanistan.

Says Winograd, "My opponent Jane Harman has consistently voted for war and occupation, even defying a majority of House Democrats to take us to war in Iraq. Despite her rhetoric, she continues to fund the escalation in Afghanistan where there is no military solution. I urge all members of Congress to vote NO on the new supplemental war appropriation."

Winograd notes that according to the non-profit organization the National Priorities Project (NPP), the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have cost the 36th congressional district $2.7 billion dollars since 2001. The NPP states that the same amount of money could have provided the district with 300-thousand college scholarships to prepare youth for future jobs, or current jobs for 37-thousand music teachers or 47-thousand police officers -- or 8-thousand affordable housing units or health care for a year for all district residents.

Says Winograd, "It's not right for our district residents to go without jobs, health care, education, or housing while our government squanders billions on perpetual wars, multiplying our enemies and creating greater instability in the middle east. My Cost of Wars Tour is an opportunity to hear what district residents think about U.S. foreign policy and to issue a call to action to oppose the upcoming supplemental war appropriation and work for diplomatic solutions instead."

Below are the stops planned for the Saturday tour:

9:00 am
“Bake Back the Democratic Party to End Perpetual Wars” Bake and Yard Sale
Tabling for Marcy
3532 Grandview Blvd., Mar Vista 90066

9:30 am
“Bake Back the Democratic Party to End Perpetual Wars” Bake Sale
Bake Sale at 733 Palms Bl., Venice 90291

10:30 am
Food for Thought – Organic Farming Jobs for Veterans
Torrance Farmers’ Market
2400 Jefferson St., Torrance 90501

11:30 am
Car Wash for Marcy to Clean Up the House
2222 Lomita Boulevard, Lomita 90717

12:30 pm
“Bake Back the Democratic Party to End Perpetual Wars” Bake and Yard Sale
Tabling for Marcy
1078 West 37th Street, San Pedro 90731

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Meet and Greet at the home of Dr. Fred and Audrey Kennedy
Appearance by Zhena Folk Chorus
1174 Sandwood Pl., San Pedro 90731

7:30 – 9:00 pm
Rumor Mill Café -Discussion with Marcy Winogad and Zack Kaldveer
“The Cost of War in the 36th District – Why Marcy Winograd MUST WIN”
11739 W. Washington Bl., Mar Vista 90066
$10 covers the food costs.
Only 50 seats available.


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