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DEFUND THE OAS!

The OAS promotes coups, ignores human rights issues in countries allied with the U.S., and consistently interferes in Haiti. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Susan Wild (PA-07) have led the way in exposing the OAS by asking questions about its role in the 2019 coup in Bolivia. Let’s ask them to go further and defund the OAS!

Dear Representatives Schakowsky and Wild,

Last year you passed language in the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill calling on the State Department to investigate the role played by the Organization of American States (OAS) in the 2019 Bolivian elections and subsequent human rights crisis. This was an important first step into exposing the nefarious role the OAS has played in destabilizing Latin America and the Caribbean.

Now we’re asking you to go a step further. As you know, the United States funds roughly 70% of the OAS budget. That’s our taxpayer money going to a multilateral body that promoted a coup in Bolivia, ignored electoral fraud in Honduras, props up an unelected government in Haiti, and ignored human rights abuses by security forces during massive protests in Haiti, Honduras, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile, and whose Secretary General endorsed an invasion of Venezuela. All of this has occurred in just the past five years! 

The people of the United States are supposed to be represented at the OAS. But instead of being a forum that discusses critical themes like jobs, healthcare, housing and climate solutions, the OAS serves narrow interests that are dividing the hemisphere for short-term geopolitical goals.  

The OAS does not represent us and should no longer receive our tax funds. Please work to defund the OAS - we’ll support you every step of the way!

Sincerely,

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  • Bobbie Flowers
    signed 2022-06-17 08:24:17 -0400
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  • matt gordon
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  • John Ulloth
    signed 2022-06-17 08:19:52 -0400
    WHAT IS THE O.A.S. FOR, REALLY?

    A forum for all nations of the hemisphere TO BE LECTURED ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS (to fall in line behind what the U.S. wants) & BE BULLIED (you get dis-invited & no Visas to come to the Fiesta if the U.S doesn’t like your leaders or nation’s form of government)…


    THIS FROM A NATION BLIND TO ITS OWN DEEP STATE HYPOCRISY: holding political prisoners (Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal), & stolen Territory from others where it built an extrajudicial prison for life-threatening torture (Guantanamo), with elections increasingly troubled (since 2020 & getting worse) where employment- & death- threats are made against election officials…


    AND MOST RECENTLY, A JANUARY 6, 2021 PUTSCH (mostly unsuccessful) disrupted & assaulted the Legislature & Vice President (with 4 dead & more Security officers committing suicide after) fomented by a losing President being turned out of office (by Voters), but who after (a year & a half) still hasn’t been charged for his multiple crimes by the Nation’s Prosecutor in the current Administration, while its Judiciary is stacked with compromised right-wing activist Justices poised to deny human rights & healthcare to women…


    NOT IN MY NAME! DON’T JUST DEFUND IT, TAKE THIS TOOL APART!

    “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” -Matthew 7:4-5 (Berean Study Bible)
  • Ralph Tuscher
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  • Sharon Baker
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    SOA is a big reason we have so many people seeking refuge in the US because we have supported dictators and cruel regimes by trining their militaries to be cruel.
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