Date: March30, 2007
Anti-War Groups present Congressman Loebsack with Dubious
IOWA CITY - Yesterday, Thursday, March 29, 2007, at 4:30 p.m., five members of national
and local anti-war initiatives delivered a "Deed of Ownership" inscribed with Congressman
David Loebsack's name to his Iowa City office. The was certificate in response to
Loebsack's vote supporting the Supplemental Spending Bill passed last week in the U.S.
House of Representatives.
A copy of the Certificate can be viewed here.
urged a "No" vote on this legislation. Antiwar groups wanted Congress, instead to craft
and pass a bill calling for immediate withdrawal of the troops with only funding sufficient for
their safe return.
Members of Congress (all Democrats) who voted against the bill because it did not go far
enough are Kucinich (OH), Lee (CA), Lewis (GA), Michaud (ME), McNulty (NV), Waters
(CA) and Woolsey (CA).
The certificate states
"CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP
The War in Iraq
In dubious recognition of your vote to continue funding The War in Iraq,
We, the undersigned, do bestow upon
U.S. Congressman, David Loebsack
DEED OF OWNERSHIP
On this date, Thursday, March 29, 2007."
The certificate is endorsed by and includes the logos of national organizations, Military
Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans against the War, and Veterans for Peace as well as the
Iowa Antiwar Coalition. This presentation is in concert with presentations of the certificate
throughout the country to members of congress who voted for the bill.
This presentationwasalso one of several scheduled actions to end the war including
"Walk Out on War," a state-wide workers/student strike day scheduled May 1.