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.


51-75 of 11221 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add your comment if ...
11171 2.8 years ago nancy eberg North Haven, CT
11170 2.8 years ago Max Walter Redding, CA
11169 2.8 years ago Andy Irwin Greenville, SC
11168 2.8 years ago Sorendrapratap Singh NY
11167 2.8 years ago Thomas Askjellerud Vestby, Norway, ot
11166 2.8 years ago D'Marie Mulattieri Orange, CA Absolutely NO war and no funding! The US Government has created enough chaos. How about disbanding the CIA, the agency that keeps sticking its nose where it doesn't belong.
11165 2.8 years ago Carole Levers Yorba Linda, CA NO to HR758...this further amplifies the drums of war.
11164 2.8 years ago Ephraim Haile Cambridge, MA
11163 2.8 years ago Ephraim Haile Cambridge, MA
11162 2.8 years ago Rafael Stephen Riviera Beach, FL
11161 2.8 years ago Gale Audia Reno, NV This is dangerous business. We have been here before. We cannot play around with Russia. Diplomacy must be the only answer!.
11160 2.8 years ago Kelley Johnson Hampden, MA There are more fools in congress than I thought. What did this position cost you, besides your integrity?
11159 2.8 years ago J Wolff Barrington, IL
11158 2.8 years ago Boris Dirnbach Philadelphia, PA
11157 2.8 years ago Barry Lituchy Brooklyn, NY
11156 2.8 years ago Nikolai Reninkov Patriot, OH Stay out of Ukraine! We do not need the fascist imperialist dogs of NATO killing civilians and stirring the world towards WWIII!
11155 2.8 years ago Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA No more WAR!
11154 2.8 years ago Anonymous Killingworth, CT Congress's actions here demonstrate both reckless negligence and cowardice.The mindless group think is:"You're either with us or with the evil thug Putin!"When will they ever learn not to play the n...
11153 2.8 years ago Robert Rossi Salem, OR
11152 2.8 years ago Anonymous New Haven, CT Very disappointed in the increasing militarization of our elected officials. I don't vote for war. I vote for peace, which leaves me few people to vote for.
11151 2.9 years ago Anonymous New York, NY Stop Vietnamization of Eastern Europe! Hands off Russia!
11150 2.9 years ago James Thompson Houston, TX No to war with Russia!
11149 2.9 years ago Irving Lee New York, NY
11148 2.9 years ago Adolph Freda NJ
11147 2.9 years ago Justin Fay NY
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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