Northwest Campus Peace Coalition
Contact: Tom Mooney
PCC-Sylvania Student Senate Endorses Walk-Out
February 7, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Northwest Campus Peace Coalition announces today that the Student Senate of Portland Community College, Sylvania has endorsed the student walk-out. At Tuesday evening's session, the Senate voted in favor of resolution in support of the walk-out. The resolution reads as follows:
"While we support our troops overseas, we cannot support our government's decision to begin war with Iraq." Senators stressed the effects of war on students and youth, on all sides of the conflict. Luiz Sujbrack, The Senate's Director of Legislation, said, "I'm against preemptive war because of the heavy toll it exacts on the most vulnerable of society, namely children and the elderly who are never directly involved anyway."
The NWCPC hails the passage of this resolution as proof that the walk-out has broad-based support among students and that opposition to unjust, immoral and unprovoked wars is growing with each day.
"The forces of war and injustice must know that America's youth will not stand for unilateral, preemptive war against a nation already ravaged by more than a decade of bloodshed and sanctions. The PCC-Sylvania Student Senate has reinforced this message and we applaud their action." Says, Justin Elder, an NWCPC organizer at PCC Sylvania.