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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. on the Crisis in Venezuela

April 30, 2019

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. on the Crisis in Venezuela

 

No matter which side one supports in the political and increasingly violent crisis in Venezuela, the United States must never support regime change by military coup.

We cannot proclaim to be the world’s strongest democracy and at the same time encourage military takeover anywhere around the globe, let alone in our own hemisphere.

It is our moral obligation to condemn all coups.

Despite how difficult the situation is, we must continue to advocate and support a non-violent, negotiated resolution to the crisis in Venezuela.

 

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James Gomez, Jr.
jgomez@rainbowpush.org

 

Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.

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