The true cost of the war in Iraq

Tomorrow at 5:30 pm, is sponsoring a news conference on the steps of Providence City Hall to focus attention on the cost to Rhode Islanders of the war in Iraq.

Here are details, from a news release:

Wonder what the war is really costing you and Rhode Island?  Join us to hear directly from those being impacted and hear the actual figures the was is costing our state.



Sam Smith, Move, memberWhat are the real dollars being spent on the war in Iraq where are they going.


Bob Walsh, National Education Association Rhode Island (NEA), Executive Director – How is the war budget is directly impacting educational opportunities for Rhode Island students.


Liz Marsis, George Wilely Center, Operating DirectorIs the war is impacting the daily survival of Rhode Islanders?  Yes.


Stephen Hogan, Aids RI, Development DirectorHow programs for people with aids have been affected from the War.


Judge Jay R. Miller, The war even impacts the courts.  The State is “saving money” by treating 17 year olds as adults and sentencing offenders to the ACI instead of the RI Training School. Is the ACI really less expensive and is it the right choice to make?


Araminta McIntosh, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199, a home child care provider from Providence How cuts are impact on families and childcare support.

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