- Written by Dan Handelman Dan Handelman
- Published: 15 February 2012 15 February 2012
Yesterday, the Oregon House Revenue Committee approved a bill that will be heard very soon by the full House, that calls for divestment from any company connected to Iran's oil industry. Ostensibly, this is to fall in line with already-imposed (draconian, mostly unilateral) sanctions imposed by the US against Iran. As with Iraq in 1990 (-2003), sanctions will hurt the people more than the government. This is actually part of the drum-beat to war that must be reversed.
The vote could take place as soon as Friday, so contact your legislator as soon as you can; if you don't know who they are, here's a place to get information:
Leah Bolger of Veterans for Peace in Corvallis-- who, I should add, is also now the President of the National Veterans for Peace-- wrote an excellent letter to her legislator which I include as a generic letter below for you to use to contact yours.
Here is the link to find out more information about the bill:
This is pretty depressing after a nice turnout of about 300 people at Sunday's "No War on Iran!" demonstration.
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