24 Wis. Communities Vote for Iraq Pullout

Thousands of voters turned out in Wisconsin to offer a purely symbolic but heartfelt message: Bring the troops home from Iraq.
By margins overwhelming in some places and narrow in others, voters in 24 of 32 communities approved referendums Tuesday calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Such measures have been passed by city councils and voters in other states, including Vermont, which served as a model for Wisconsin’s effort, said Rachel Friedman, spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.
The group, which helped organize Tuesday’s initiatives, is already looking at ways to take the referendums into more communities. Elected officials can’t ignore the results, especially as the November election season looms, Friedman said.
24 Wis. Communities Vote for Iraq Pullout

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