Reduction of Aid to the Marcos Government

22 August 1980

The 21st Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 19-23 August, 1980 in Hamden, Connecticut:

(To President Carter and the US Congress)

Whereas the Marcos government, during nine years of martial law, has tortured, terrorized, jailed, and murdered the people of the Philippines using military forces trained, equipped, and financed by the US government and,

Whereas military aid to the Marcos government has been increased by 13% in the current budget of the USA; and

Whereas the Wolf-Hall Amendment, which for the first time would reduce the funds appropriated for the Marcos Government, can be the first step toward ending such support,

Therefore be it resolved that the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting at its 21st International Congress at Hamden, Connecticut, 19-23 August 1980 urges the Congress and the President of the US to support the adoption of the Wolff-Hall Amendment.