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Va. city to consider 'peace resolution'

Saturday - 1/14/2012, 12:55pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The city council in Charlottesville will wade into U.S. foreign policy next week when it considers a so-called peace resolution.

The resolution set for consideration Tuesday calls on Congress to end all foreign ground wars and to resist any military engagement with Iran.

The resolution is being promoted by anti-war activist David Swanson. The Daily Progress reports that four of five councilors have publicly stated they support the resolution.

The body of the resolution argues that high military spending has drained funds from domestic priorities, including education, health care, energy and tax relief.

The only council member who has not revealed her position on the resolution is Kathy Galvin, a newcomer on the council.

Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia.

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