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Rally Against War on Venezuela and Iran
October 28, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Join Massachusetts Peace Action, Boston Democratic Socialists of America, Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Veterans for Peace, to demand that Congresswoman Katherine Clark pledge support for bills that would prohibit war with Venezuela and Iran. We will be meeting in Malden Center T station, and marching a short distance to Rep Clark’s office.
Background: A broad coalition of constituents met with Rep. Clark’s office several months ago and asked that they support these bills. For months they have claimed the “These bills are still being evaluated”. We are tired of waiting, so we are rallying to demand peace.
Direct and repeated threats of war from the Trump administration can not be ignored. Congresswoman Katherine Clark has yet to cosponsor H.R. 1004 or H.R. 2354, legislation that would restrict Trump’s ability to start unconstitutional wars with Venezuela or Iran.
It is crucial that Congress take a strong stand against the aggressive actions of the Trump administration in Venezuela and Iran. The U.S. has a long and shameful history of intervention in the internal affairs of the countries of Latin America and the Middle East, and Congress should not give the Trump Administration the green light to do more of the same.
We have gathered hundreds of postcards from Rep. Clark’s constituents in support of these bill. We will be holding a rally at her office in support of Venezuelan and Iranian sovereignty, where we will personally hand the cards to her or her staff. It’s time to step up the pressure to make sure that Congresswoman Katherine Clark stands up to do the right thing. War, and economic sanctions that hurt ordinary people and make war more likely, need to be resisted.
*Please spread the word*
*Bring a friend*
*Bring signs that oppose war and sanctions in Venezuela and Iran*
This demonstration will feature music and speakers, including Author and Boston Globe columnist Stephen Kinzer.
Malden Center T station. 4:15-4:35pm
157 Pleasant St #4, Malden, MA 02148. 4:45-5:30pm