No 54 Billion for War!
On June 5, 2017, the City Council of West Hollywood voted unanimously a resolution to oppose the excessive increases in military spending and the deep cuts to vital federal programs in response to CODEPINK's "No 54 Billion for War" campaign.
The campaign was launched on April 4th, 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s call to end militarism and war, by a coalition of leaders in the anti-war, civil rights, immigration, women's and interfaith movements. In its text, the city's resolution opposes the proposed military budget increase because it conflicts with West Hollywood's core values, and "urges the United States Congress to move our tax dollars from militarism to human and environmental needs."
This resolution and similar ones will be voted on at the Annual Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, Florida on June 23.