Venezuela Resolution

We voted to pass this at our last Membership Meeting:

 

Resolution Against U.S. intervention in Venezuela

 

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hereas, the United States Congress and many voters have expressed concerns regarding foreign governments potentially interfering with 2016 elections for the President of the United States;

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hereas, the United States government has a long, shameful and disastrous history in intervening in the affairs of other nations, particularly in the Americas, by military, economic and other means;

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hereas, the national interest requires the increased use of our national wealth and resources for domestic purposes rather than their diversion toward increased military adventures abroad;

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e it resolved that     The San Francisco Berniecrats     recognizes that it is the sole right of the Venezuelan people to determine their own destiny and therefore opposes: any military intervention in Venezuela; all covert interference in that nation’s affairs; the use of economic sanctions and assets seizures designed to further immiserate its people; and all further measures designed to impose so-called “regime change” from Washington;

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e it further resolved that    The San Francisco Berniecrats     calls upon our elected representatives in Congress to vigorously oppose such policies.

 

Syria Resolution

The SF Berniecrats voted to endorse the following resolution on military action in Syria:

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hereas, Representative Barbara Lee has introduced H.R. 1473, a bipartisan bill to block additional U.S. forces from being sent into Syria by prohibiting the Department of Defense from funding any attempt by the administration to expand our presence in Syria by putting U.S. combat boots on the ground;

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hereas, the San Francisco Berniecrats is organized to give the residents of San Francisco an effective voice in government through active participation in the electoral process, and our Bylaws commit SFB to work for economic and social justice and civil and human rights for all persons and for a world at peace;

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e it resolved, that the San Francisco Berniecrats urge Representative Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier to sign on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 1473 and urges Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris to carry forward similar legislation in the Senate to prevent further U.S. military action in Syria.