Monday, September 19, 2005

City Council endorses Sheehan visit

Philadelphia's City Council acted last Friday to approve a motion (sponsored by Reynolds-Brown) to welcome Cindy Sheehan to Philly this past weekend and call for the removal of American troops from Iraq. This action follows the decision two years ago to condemn the Patriot Act (that measure sponsored by Ortiz) -- both toothless but principled stances on national issues. Ben Waxman at Young Philly Politics has some reflections on the relationship of national and local issues, and on the motivations of politicians in an overwhelmingly liberal city.


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