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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 24, 2007
11:02 AM

CONTACT: National Priorities
Pamela Schwartz, Outreach Director
413-584-9556 (o)
413-219-5658 (cell)

 
More Troops, More Dollars
 

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - January 24 - The National Priorities Project released today a new publication, More Troops, More Dollars, which breaks down the cost of the Iraq War by state and congressional district.  It also shows what the money spent in Iraq could buy each district in affordable housing units, health care for children and new elementary schools.

The publication offers state level data on the number of killed and wounded in Iraq and the cost of the war for two major cities in each state.

"Over 100,000 people search out the cost of war on our website every month," noted Greg Speeter, executive director of the National Priorities Project.  "With a $380 billion price tag, and a request for more on its way, the American people increasingly want to know the impact here at home."

To f ind your state publication, go to: www.nationalpriorities.org/moretroops.

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