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June 7, 2023
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CODEPINK joins Colombian Diaspora in solidarity to the global protests in support of the Colombian Government and its Total Peace policies focused on health, labor and retirement reforms
Washington DC - In response to the call from Colombia's President Gustavo Petro to voice support for his policy platform, the Colombian diaspora living in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia comes together to show their support for the Petro-Marquez administration and policies related to labor, pensions and health, currently being debated by the Colombian congress. The Colombian diaspora will meet 5-7pm on wednesday June 7th in front of the Colombian Embassy located on 1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.
The Colombian government, the government of change led by democratically elected President Gustavo Petro and Vice President Francia Marquez, represent for the first time in 200 years in Colombian history, the interest of the working class, marginalized, migrant and communities who are betting on structural changes through the total peace policy which aims at the total transformation of the armed conflict.
The Colombian diaspora living in the United States, is betting on that vision for long lasting peace as many have been forced to flee due to neoliberal policies, the armed conflict and still living outside, say yes to total peace. The diaspora voted for this government and now sends a loud message to the Colombian congress so that it approves the health, labor and pension reforms by the Petro-Marquez government.
In the press conference the Colombian community will show a united front, sharing the importance of these reforms, will hold placards, flags, candles and there will be a theater act.