The following resolution was unanimously passed by members of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee on Sep. 4, 2013
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF REPRESENTATIVE BARBARA LEE AND MIKE HONDA’S EFFORTS TO SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO ARMED INTERVENTION IN SYRIA
Whereas, the United States has accused the government of Syria of using chemical weapons against its civilian population and is, as a consequence, proposing armed intervertion in the Syrian civil war; and
Whereas, it is unclear what the effect or duration of such intervention would be, opening the door to a long term military involvement; and
Whereas, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, along with 60 of her Democratic colleagues, has proposed that the United States instead take the lead in bringing this issue before the United Nations Security Council; therefore
Be it Resolved, that the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee fully supports the efforts of Congresswoman Barbara Lee and her colleagues to find positive alternatives to armed intervention by the United States in Syria; and
Be it further Resolved, that the ACDCC immediately communicate this resolution to Congresswoman Lee, Senator Boxer, and Senator Feinstein.