San Francisco Deployment of Armed Forces in Iraq, Proposition U (November 2008)

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A San Francisco Policy Against Funding the Deployment of Armed Forces in Iraq Act, Proposition U ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.

Proposition U declared that it is the policy of the city that its elected representatives in the United States Senate and House of Representatives vote against any further funding for the deployment of United States Armed Forces in Iraq, except for funds specifically earmarked to provide for the safe and orderly withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Election results

Proposition U
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 193,407 59.25%
No133,00240.75%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition U: "Shall it be City policy that its elected representatives in the United States Senate and House of Representatives vote against any further funding for the deployment of United States Armed Forces in Iraq, except for funds to withdraw troops?"[1]

Path to the ballot

On June 17, 2008, the San Francisco Department of Elections received a proposed ordinance signed by Supervisors Ammiano, Daly, McGoldrick and Mirkarimi. On June 23, 2008 Supervisor Peskin signed as a co-sponsor of the ordinance. The City Elections Code allows four or more Supervisors to refer an ordinance to the ballot in this manner.

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