No US intervention in Venezuela

The U.S. is orchestrating a coup in Venezuela that is likely to lead to bloodshed — even civil war. Instead of meddling the internal affairs of another country, the U.S. should be supporting peaceful dialogue facilitated by mediators such as Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope. We have seen, and are seeing now at the U.S.-Mexico border, the effects of past U.S. backed coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009. It always turns out disastrous for the people.

Senator Markley has introduced legislation making it clear to President Trump that without congressional authorization - authorization he does NOT have - he may not use military force in Venezuela. Representative David Cicilline has introduced similar legislation in the House

Send a message to your Senators and Representative telling them to cosponsor S.J.Res.11 in the Senate and H.R.1004 in the House to prevent Trump, Bolton, and Abrams from being able to send the U.S. military to intervene in Venezuela.


Dear Congress,

The U.S. has a long and sordid history of supporting coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009 — and it always turned out disastrous for the people. It’s urgent that you not let the Trump administration send the U.S. military to intervene in Venezuela.

U.S. economic sanctions have devastated Venezuela’s economy, creating food and medicine shortages, widespread poverty, and mass migration. The people of Venezuela need sanctions to be lifted and dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition to be facilitated — Mexico and Uruguay have offered to mediate, as has the Pope. A democratic process, not a coup, must be supported.

Please co-sponsor Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative David Cicilline’s legislation - S.J.Res.11 in the Senate and H.R.1004 in the House - making it clear to President Trump that without congressional authorization, military force may not be used in Venezuela. After becoming an original co-sponsor of the bills, please encourage revision of the bill’’s to include very important language on the harm being done to the Venezuelan people by the sanctions and the need for dialogue - facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope - to move forward to address this crisis, rather than the US coup strategy.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

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  • Debbie Haghighat
    signed 2019-03-14 18:37:38 -0400
  • Karen Stuart
    signed 2019-03-14 18:37:32 -0400
  • anne o’neill
    signed 2019-03-14 18:34:22 -0400
    We have no right invading Venezuela. We do not want another Iraq or Yemen.
  • Ellen Garza
    signed 2019-03-14 18:33:46 -0400
  • S Jahangeer
    signed 2019-03-14 18:30:58 -0400
  • Larry Maxwell
    signed 2019-03-14 18:27:00 -0400
  • Barbara Snowadzky
    signed 2019-03-14 18:21:22 -0400
  • Dawn Peterson
    signed 2019-03-14 18:18:11 -0400
  • Razzaq Capra
    signed 2019-03-14 18:16:37 -0400
  • Cynthia papermaster
    signed 2019-03-14 18:13:09 -0400
  • r m
    signed 2019-03-14 18:12:59 -0400
  • Ken Belcher
    signed 2019-03-14 18:12:39 -0400
  • Mercy Grieco
    signed 2019-03-14 18:07:45 -0400
  • Elizabeth Johnson
    signed 2019-03-14 18:04:32 -0400
  • daniel polley
    signed 2019-03-14 18:03:14 -0400
  • Peter Draper
    signed 2019-03-14 18:00:05 -0400
  • Thomas Behrendt
    signed 2019-03-14 18:00:02 -0400
  • K H
    signed 2019-03-14 17:59:57 -0400
  • Elizabeth Merz
    signed 2019-03-14 17:59:18 -0400
  • Kevin Gallagher
    signed 2019-03-14 17:56:58 -0400
    do not support coveting Venezuela’s oil.
  • Andrew Heiserman
    signed 2019-03-14 17:53:18 -0400
  • Gene Webb
    signed 2019-03-14 17:51:38 -0400
    Military Dictatorship isn’t cutting it
  • Kari Olsen
    signed 2019-03-14 17:51:36 -0400
  • Marlena Santoyo
    signed 2019-03-14 17:48:31 -0400
    Marlena Santoyo
  • Virginia Iadicicco
    signed 2019-03-14 17:48:21 -0400
  • Ruth Bauer Neustadter
    signed 2019-03-14 17:48:16 -0400
    Senators Menendez and Booker. No war in Venezuela! No oil for war! Let the Venezuelan people work out their own problems. End sanction’s now!
  • Judi Lewis
    @judinebr tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 17:48:00 -0400
    We have seen this before and it never works out well. Tell Congress: support S.J.Res.11 in the Senate & H.R.1004 in the House - No US military intervention in Venezuela. #HandsOffVenezuela #NoalgolpeenVenezuela Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/hands_off_venezuela?recruiter_id=808131
  • Julene Weaver
    @trippweavepoet tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 17:47:41 -0400
    We have seen this before and it never works out well. Tell Congress: support S.J.Res.11 in the Senate & H.R.1004 in the House - No US military intervention in Venezuela. #HandsOffVenezuela #NoalgolpeenVenezuela Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/hands_off_venezuela?recruiter_id=59590
  • Judi Lewis
    signed 2019-03-14 17:47:39 -0400
  • Julene Weaver
    signed 2019-03-14 17:47:36 -0400
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