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Iraq war costing North Carolinians

Nine members of the NC Congressional delegation voted against increasing troop levels in Iraq, which is good considering what the war is costing North Carolinians.
According to the National Priorities Project

Taxpayers in North Carolina will pay $12.3 billion for the cost of the Iraq War through 2007. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided:

2,549,652 People with Health Care or
262,688 Elementary School Teachers or
1,664,717 Head Start Places for Children or
5,677,670 Children with Health Care or
116,816 Affordable Housing Units or
1,358 New Elementary Schools or
2,675,711 Scholarships for University Students or

Say NO to more troops!

Feeling frustrated that the President is escallating the Iraq war, I started looking into protest efforts and found

United for Peace and Justice has joined an effort initiated by Win Without War and True Majority to encourage as many local actions in communities all around the country this Thursday, the day after Bush announces his plans. We need to be visible and vocal. Our message must be heard by the White House and by the Congress. NO more troops, end this war now!

Events are planned in Chapel Hill(Chapel Hill Post Office, 179 E Franklin St January 11, 2007,06:00 PM) and Raleigh (Glenwood Ave., opposite entrance to parking deck of Crabtree Valley Mall. January 11, 2007,05:00 PM)

On Saturday, Jan. 27th, people from every corner of the country will march on Washington, DC. Our message will be clear, our voice will be strong: End the war in Iraq, Bring all the troops home now! We urge you to join us!

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