Resolution of Musicians' Association of Hawaii


Resolution of Musicians' Association of Hawaii
Local 677, American Federation of Musicians on
War and Infringement of Civil Liberties
Adopted Unanimously by the Board of Directors on January 15, 2003

Whereas, the Bush administration is spending billions of dollars to stage and execute an invasion of Iraq, which means that billions of dollars are being taken away from our schools, hospitals, Social Security and other programs that benefit working families; and

Whereas, Bush?s drive for war serves as a cover and a distraction for the sinking economy, corporate corruption and layoffs; and

Whereas, it will be the children of working families who will pay the price for Bush?s unilateral action; and

Whereas, civil liberties are of utmost importance to trade unions as we would not exist without the right to picket, march and otherwise demonstrate; and

Where, these rights are under heavy pressure during this period as the language of the recently passed USA PATRIOT Act and the Homeland Security bill give the government new powers to silence opposition to the Bush administration?s anti-worker agenda,

Therefore be it resolved that the Musicians? Association of Hawaii, Local 677, American Federation of Musicians opposes the Bush administration?s march toward war with Iraq and opposes legislative efforts that infringe on people?s freedom to address grievances through lawful means.