[pjw] Action: Guantanamo Resolution City Council "communications" Wed 8/10

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Sun Aug 7 17:48:10 EDT 2016

Hi again
I will be sending out information tomorrow about the US' current bombing 
of Libya, which began last Monday:
(US Says New Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Libya Has No "End Point" 
--Intercept 8/1"
but for now want to share with you that if you have 10 minutes to spare on 
Wednesday morning, you can support our allies in the Portland Close 
Guantanamo Coalition at Portland City Council. They have two 3-minute 
slots signed up to ask Council to support a proposed resolution for 
Portland to accept detainees who have been cleared for release but can't 
go back to their original countries. Below is information from Kevin 
Matronic who's a key part of this effort.
dan h
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

  ---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 13:25:59 -0700
From: Kevin Matronic
Subject: Re: Guantanamo Resolution Update

Dear Supporters, Friends and Members of Our Group,

Just a reminder, Megan from the Portland chapter of Amnesty International and 
myself will be speaking before City Council next Wednesday, August 10th at 

We would be very glad for your support if you can make it to City Hall at 1221 
SW Fourth Avenue.

> Regarding our city resolution focused on the Guantanamo prisoners, we 
> have been in contact mostly through email with each of the City Council 
> offices including the Mayor's. While there seems to be some support, we 
> have not been able to win a sponsor for our resolution who would be 
> willing to bring it before the Council.

> According to the Council Clerk, though testimony is not accepted for 
> Communication items, I am told our supporters are allowed to either 
> stand, or while seated, wave or give a thumbs up as we speak. In any 
> case we would still appreciate any support if anyone would like to 
> attend.

> If you would like to join us here is the information:
> - Wednesday, August 10th at 9:30am
> - City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Avenue
> Thank you for your continued support!
> Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Portland Close Guantanamo Coalition

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