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California Democratic Party Calls on Obama to Withdraw his E.O Declaring Venezuela a Threat

The California Democratic Party Called on Obama to Withdraw his E.O Declaring Venezuela a Threat on August 16. The Obama Administration issued an executive order (EO 13692) on March 9, 2015, with a declaration, purported to be compliant with the National Emergency Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), that Venezuela poses a national security threat to the United States.

Bellow,  the full Resolution by the California Democratic Party

RESOLUTION 15-05.55

CALLING ON OBAMA TO WITHDRAW HIS E.O. DECLARING VENEZUELA A THREAT


WHEREAS the Obama Administration issued an executive order (EO 13692) on March 9, 2015, with a declaration, purported to be compliant with the National Emergency Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), that Venezuela poses a national security threat to the United States, justifying the imposition of sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials and the potential of additional sanctions, all without any due process; and

WHEREAS President Obama himself, in a press conference on April 9, 2015, admitted that Venezuela does not in fact present such a threat and his spokespeople have repeatedly admitted that the declaration was “completely pro-forma” -- required in order to impose sanctions that otherwise would violate international and U.S. law; and

WHEREAS a false declaration that a country poses a national security threat to the United States violates domestic and international law and serves only to further isolate the United States in the region;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party calls on President Obama to withdraw immediately Executive Order 13692, the declaration that Venezuela poses a national security threat to the United States and the sanctions the declaration purports to justify; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Relations, Roberta Jacobson.
Sponsored by Karen Bernal & 27 DSCC members

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Summer/Fall 2015 E-board Meeting
Hyatt Regency
August 16, 2015

  

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