2/6/03 - Key West – On
the eve of a presentation of evidence by Secretary Colin Powell to the
United Nations on Iraq’s weapons build-up, the Key West City Commission
approved a resolution calling for continued peace negotiations in the
Middle East and denouncing first-strike military action by the United
States against Iraq.
The resolution passed
four to two and will be forwarded to President George W. Bush, Senators
Bob Graham and Bill Nelson, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and all
members of the Florida legislature. Key
West joins 65 other government bodies, including San Francisco, Chicago,
Boulder, the State Senate of Maine and the House of Representatives of
Hawaii, in passing this type of resolution.
West is the first city in Florida to pass this type of resolution.
Campaigns are underway in Gainesville, St. Petersburg, and Manatee
Kelly L. Haglund, Public Information Officer
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