Are you interested in signing this letter. If yes, tell me if you are signing for an organization. Finally, would you join us in a meeting with Rep. Ruppersberger? Thanks.
1557 Cottage Lane, Towson, MD 21286
Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
The Atrium, 375 West Padonia Road, Suite 200
Timonium, MD 21093
December 18, 2018
Dear Representative Ruppersberger:
We are members of various peace and justice organizations that have repeatedly urged you to call for an end to U.S. involvement in the terror attacks on the people of Yemen. We are writing to express how disturbed we are that you were one of five Democrats who supported a rule that prevents a vote on the House War Powers Resolution, H. Con. Res. 138, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna.
The situation in Yemen worsens on a daily basis, and thus we feel it is urgent to seek a meeting with you. And we would like to schedule a meeting as soon as possible. We recognize that you are rationalizing why you voted for a Farm Bill with a flawed rule. However, we cannot accept your rationalization. You could have informed the Republican leadership that you would not vote for the bill until the rule regarding Yemen was removed. Even if the Republicans said no, a better Farm Bill would have passed once the Democrats took over the House in 2019.
We appreciate that you have agreed to co-sponsor the War Powers Act resolution in January. When we meet with you, we would want you to confirm that you will do nothing to block or delay a vote or water down the language. Also at this meeting, we would hope that you will renounce all contributions from corporations profiting from war-mongering, including in Yemen where U.S. weapons are being used to kill and maim people and to devastate the country.
Please respond as quickly as possible and let us know when you are available to meet with us. Because of the importance of this issue, we will make sure to accept a date and time of your convenience.
We would prefer meeting with you in your Timonium office. Thanks for giving this your urgent attention.
Janice Sevre-Duszynska and Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs