Endorsements

Rally to demand hands off Venezuela!

Two centuries of U.S. intervention, including recent examples such as Libya and Syria, have demonstrated the death and destruction that follows for the people of every country the empire deems a threat. Whether the governments targeted by the United States are socialist or not, the goals and consequences remain the same: protecting capital, hegemony, and empire, no matter the human cost.

Regardless of how one may personally feel about Nicolas Maduro, the PSUV, or the Venezuelan government as a whole, only a fool could possibly believe the policy goals of the United States in Latin America are “humanitarian.” The Socialist Party of Ventura County (SPVC) categorically rejects any and all attempts by the United States, its allies, and its proxy states to intervene in the political affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

On Saturday, March 16, the ANSWER Coalition and CODEPINK will be staging a rally in Pershing Square, Los Angeles at 2:00 PM to call for an end to U.S. aggression, sanctions, and coups against Venezuela. The SPVC fully endorses this demonstration of international solidarity, and calls for everyone who opposes the brutal history of U.S. regime change to show up and demand HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

For more details, click here to view the event on Facebook.

Approved by the Local Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of Ventura County on March 5, 2019.

Endorsements

Vote “YES” on Prop 10!

At our previous general meeting on September 27, the Socialist Party of Ventura County unanimously voted to endorse Yes On Prop 10 – Affordable Housing Act. Proposition 10 is a statewide initiative to repeal the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which currently: (1) prohibits cities from implementing rent control for any single-family home or condominium, and any apartment constructed after February 1995; (2) prohibits cities that established rent control laws prior to the Act’s passage from expanding rent control; (3) prohibits cities from implementing vacancy control, allowing landlords to raise the rental price to any amount following a tenant vacancy. We are all too familiar with the outrageous cost of living in our state, and repealing the Costa-Hawkins Act is the first step towards affordable housing for working class people. Vote “Yes” on Proposition 10.