The U.S. Conference of Mayors is coming to Baltimore, Maryland for its next annual meeting. There will be debate on a resolution urging a shift in national spending priorities during the conference which runs from June 17 to 21.
Now, there is no need to debate where the City of Baltimore stands. The City Council has passed a resolution in support of the “ending of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and [in support of a] U.S. Conference of Mayors resolution calling on Congress to redirect military spending to domestic priorities. Baltimore’s mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, then signed the resolution.
The resolution (11-0291R) was introduced by: Councilmembers Kraft, D’Adamo, Henry, President Young, Councilmembers Welch, Reisinger, Holton, Conaway, Spector, Clarke, and Middleton. The resolution was adopted: May 16, 2011.
Join with activists and community leaders from the Mid-Atlantic region in Baltimore for events around the mayors’ conference: a teach-in on June 17 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Inner Harbor, where local and regional grass-roots leaders will discuss how they would fund human needs in their communities and a Poor Peoples’ March and Rally on June 18 from noon-2pm, featuring a march from St. Vincent de Paul Church to the Inner Harbor ending in a rally.
Link to the Resolution
PDF Flyer for rally and teach-in
JPG Flyer for rally and teach-in