Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Greater New Haven Peace Council to hold budget vigil

NEW HAVEN - The Greater New Haven Peace Council will hold a vigil to protest concerns about the way the city proposes to handle a $57 million budget deficit from 4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 in front of City Hall, 165 Church St.
In  statement, the group said, "for FY 2011 the city sends $83 million to Washington to finance the Iraq and Afghan Wars. This amount would immediately eradicate the deficit."
(The statement does not specify what $83 million the group is referring to)
"STOP the WARS! TAX the RICH! Do not balance the budget on the backs of those scraping to get by!," the statement said.

Click here to read more about the city budget issues

For more information about the vigil, call Henry-(203)389-9547, or e-mail grnhpeacecouncil@gmail.com.

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