Peace Action National Board of Directors Statement on Egypt
Whereas Peace Action’s new 5-year plan affirms the right of all persons to participate in the decisions that affect their lives, and
Whereas for many years, the U.S. government has undermined democracy in the region by supporting repressive authoritarian governments with military and economic aid, and
Whereas the peoples of the Middle East, as evidenced by the popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, are demanding respect for their rights and a voice in their own government,
Therefore. be it resolved that the national board of Peace Action expresses its support for the pro-democracy movement in the Middle East, and its condemnation of military and economic support for undemocratic regimes. We call on our members to bring this message to President Obama, and to their legislators.
Adopted February 6th, 2011 in Washington, D.C.