Saturday, March 18, 2006

The People Defeated the anti-Venezuela Mack Resolution!

The People Defeated the anti-Venezuela Mack Resolution!
Dear friends of Venezuela,

Following a massive outpouring of opposition, H. Con. Res. 328 (the Mack resolution) was withdrawn from the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs in the House Committee on International Relations. Due for a vote today, Rep. Mack (R-FL) and his supporters pulled the resolution before a vote could take place. Clearly, they felt that the resolution would now fail.

In recent weeks the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition,, the Venezuelan Information Office and others have campaigned against this resolution which paves the way for escalating U.S. intervention against Venezuela’s democratic process.

Yesterday more than 10,000 letters were sent to Congress in just a few hours after the last A.N.S.W.E.R./ appeal. Everyone who participated should feel proud. We must intensify our solidarity with the majority of people in Venezuela -- the 80% who live in poverty -- who are mobilizing a many-sided campaign for social, economic and political justice. They face an ever increasing threat from the U.S. government which seeks to maintain the power of the Venezuelan oligarchy and tiny ultra-rich elites who have dominated the country.

This is a congratulations to all for your participation in this campaign.

In solidarity with the people of Venezuela,
Brian Becker, National Coordinator, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

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