Chicano Coalition for Peace and Social Justice

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Chicano Coalition for Peace and Social Justice was based in California in the early 2000s.

  • NO FIRST STRIKE IN IRAQ OR ANYWHERE ELSE
  • FUND PEACE NOT WAR
  • LA RAZA HUMANA, SI. GUERRA, NO!

We call on Congress to reject the Bush administration's resolution to authorize military action against Iraq. We do not want Congress or the United Nations to delegate authority to the Bush administration to carry out a "1st strike" attack on Iraq or any other nation. We have seen no evidence to support the administration's allegations that Iraq constitutes a threat to U.S. national security. We believe that military escalation is not the road to lessening tensions in the Middle East nor will it reduce the threat of terrorism.

As a community that has sacrificed many of its young in U.S. wars, we resent the campaign of fear and prejudice being waged by the Bush administration to justify militaristic foreign and domestic policies and so we must speak out. We believe there is a need for disarmament, especially the elimination of weapons of mass destruction. But the U.S. is the only country capable of destroying the globe with its weapons. Let disarmament begin at home.

Tyranny must never be appeased. Therefore the Bush administration's tyranny must be opposed. Bush's campaign of fear and prejudice is a corruption of our nation's pledge of liberty and justice for all. We demand that our representatives reject the administration's resolution.

Vote Funds For Peace Not Funds For War! La Raza humana, si. Guerra, no![1]

Congressional support

In October 2002, the Communist Party USA infiltrated Chicano Coalition for Peace and Social Justice gained the support of several members of Congress;[2]

Friends of the Chicano Coalition for Peace and Social Justice:
I have good news that members of Congress: Grace Napolitano, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Loretta Sanchez, Helda Solis, Xavier Becerra and our California State Senator Richard Polanco have joined us in opposition and support of our open letter/petition. A "No" vote to the war with Iraq.
Abrazos
Guillermo Bejarano

Endorsers, October 9, 2002

(Institutional affiliation for identification purposes only)

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