Follow-up: Colombia Amendment Results 6/16/06

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Special thanks to the more than 1,000 DRCNet subscribers who wrote to Congress asking them to approve the McGovern amendment, transferring $30 million of funding away from aerial fumigation of drug crops in Colombia to humanitarian assistance for refugees.

The vote lost 174-229, so the $30 million will still go toward poisoning people and the environment and fueling political instability in Colombia. However, that's a far closer vote than seemed imaginable ten years ago -- progress is being made, eventually we will start winning these.

Click here to see how your US Representative voted -- it went mostly but not entirely along partisan lines. Click here to find out who your Representative is, if you don't already know.

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Issue #440 -- 6/16/06

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