Are Progressive Caucus Leaders Pushing Toward War?

The entire 11-member leadership of the U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus1 has voted in favor of a House resolution2 that calls for isolation of Russia, urges the shipment of military weapons to the Ukrainian government, and encourages the United States and NATO to step up preparations for military confrontation with Russia.3
 
Missing from the Congressional resolution is the background of NATO expansion eastward to Russia's border in violation of the promise the United States made to Russia in 1989,4 as well as the U.S. support for a coup government in Ukraine and the attacks of that government's militias on ethnic Russians.
 
H. Res 758 denounces Russia for purchasing weapons, arming dictatorships, and allegedly invading sovereign nations -- all actions in which the United States routinely engages.
 
The resolution calls on President Obama "to provide the Government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defense articles, services, and training," and demands that NATO prepare for war in defense of Ukraine as a NATO member. Ukraine is not a NATO member, but NATO is pushing hard for its inclusion.

We reject House Resolution 758's step toward war, and encourage Congress members to base their policy toward Russia on facts and diplomacy.


151-175 of 11221 signatures
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11071 2.9 years ago Caryn Graves Berkeley, CA
11070 2.9 years ago Anonymous Poynette, WI
11069 2.9 years ago Mary Wamby Old Lyme, CT
11068 2.9 years ago Donald Sanborn Geneva, IL
11067 2.9 years ago Daniel S Boulder, CO
11066 2.9 years ago Charles Hoot Whitefish Bay, WI Russia's actions in the Crimea and the Ukraine are major causes for concern and demand constant observation. But it needs to be bluntly stated that America's major international blunders over the pa...
11065 2.9 years ago Marie Braun St. Louis Park, MN
11064 2.9 years ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
11063 2.9 years ago Aaron Pyle Bangor, ME
11062 2.9 years ago Kenneth Stevenson Lake Worth, FL This is ridiculous do we really want to go to war against another NUCLEAR WEAPON country? We don't need to start another cold war with Russia. Sanctions against Russia are having an effect, maybe e...
11061 2.9 years ago Marlen Beach Kansas City, MO I, for one, am sick and tired of PERMANENT WAR. Let's stop doing ANYTHING to make it more likely to happen!
11060 2.9 years ago Doug Woods San Francisco, CA
11059 2.9 years ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA
11058 2.9 years ago Joe Crompton Santa Ana, CA
11057 2.9 years ago Carole Goldfarb Old Westbury, NY
11056 2.9 years ago Susan Jacques Santa Fe, NM Don't push America toward another War.
11055 2.9 years ago Karen Jo Gray Los Alamos, NM
11054 2.9 years ago Anonymous Landing, NJ
11053 2.9 years ago Dave Wilson Palmdale, CA
11052 2.9 years ago Dave Wilson Palmdale, CA
11051 2.9 years ago Stephen Adler Princeton, NJ
11050 2.9 years ago Barbara Bakie Nixa, MO Turn off your station, Fox news.
11049 2.9 years ago Susanne Johnson Rancho Cucamonga , CA
11048 2.9 years ago AG Gilmore Walnut, CA Diplomacy now!
11047 2.9 years ago Lindsay Conklin Howell, MI
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Footnotes:
1. Progressive Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs: Keith Ellison, Raúl Grijalva. First Vice Chair: Mark Pocan. Vice Chairs: Matt Cartwright, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Michael Honda, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Mark Takano. Whip: Barbara Lee.
2. Roll call of the vote.
3. Text of the House resolution.
4. Foreign Affairs: How the West Broke Its Promise to Moscow