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Posted by Lilly from D006143.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu ( on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 10:07PM :

See link below!
You may want to consider using this factsheet to contrast the enormous amount of money it will cost your state to go to war with your state's fiscal crisis and budget cuts. Can your state afford to spend hundreds of millions, or billions, of dollars to fight this war? Or will your tax dollars provide more security by addressing the millions of people who have no health insurance, whose schools are falling apart, who can't find the training to get out of low-wage jobs?

Other possibilities: write an op-ed or letter to the editor, talk to your elected officials. Circulate the factsheets to your local chapters and groups. Post the link on your website. Inform the public!

Please check out our website at for additional resources from NPP. For more data on needs in your state, see our database at To sign-on to receive our monthly email budget updates or notice of our recent releases, please email me at Also, please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in finding out about the cost of war in Iraq to their state.

Thank you and good luck (to us all!) in your efforts.

Pamela Schwartz, Outreach Director
National Priorities Project

National Priorities Project is a non-profit group that for 19 years has provided peace and community groups with information on the local consequences of excessive military spending.

-- Lilly
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