Anti-war protest at Schiff’s office

Anti-war protest at Schiff’s office

first_img“As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, he will get first crack at the budget,” said Mary Winograd, an organizer of the Los Angeles Occupation Project effort. “We want him to take a stand.” With Valentine’s Day in mind, demonstrators held signs that read, “No more broken hearts,” and chanted “Congressman Schiff, stop the war.” Protesters planned to continue their demonstration today and Wednesday. “I think that the people have already spoken,” said Tighe Barry, 48, a South Pasadena resident who said he came across the North Raymond Avenue protest by chance. Barry said he was one of the 267 “no” votes, or 77 percent, in a Schiff Web site poll on troop escalation. Schiff, who was appointed to the committee in December, said he shares the protesters’ concerns. PASADENA – About 40 people gathered outside Rep. Adam Schiff’s office Monday morning to urge him to cut off funding for the war in Iraq. The protest comes as the House of Representatives is considering a nonbinding resolution opposing the president’s plan to send an additional 21,500 troops there. Schiff, D-Pasadena, said in a phone interview from Washington that he plans to “strongly support” the proposed resolution, which was unveiled Monday and is scheduled to come up for a vote Friday. However, Schiff’s support does not go far enough for demonstrators, who want to eliminate funding for the increasingly unpopular war. “I’ve been opposing the president’s policy `stay the course’ for a long time,” Schiff said. “We want to make sure our troops have everything they need … But we also want our combat forces to begin redeploying out of Iraq.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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