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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  • Julene Weaver
    signed 2019-03-14 17:47:36 -0400
  • Ivars Balkits
    signed 2019-03-14 17:45:13 -0400
  • Nader Soltani
    signed 2019-03-14 17:44:44 -0400
    NADER SOLTANI
  • Shari Bruun
    signed 2019-03-14 17:41:11 -0400
  • Joanne Snyder
    signed 2019-03-14 17:38:15 -0400
  • Martha Paterson-Cohen
    signed 2019-03-14 17:37:40 -0400
  • Leslie Kath
    signed 2019-03-14 17:33:49 -0400
  • Mark Simon
    signed 2019-03-14 17:32:45 -0400
  • Paul Newell
    signed 2019-03-14 17:29:27 -0400
  • Dale Russ Russ
    signed 2019-03-14 17:29:19 -0400
  • Naomi Hanson
    signed 2019-03-14 17:28:50 -0400
  • Susan Gill
    signed 2019-03-14 17:28:13 -0400
  • Nancy Genn
    signed 2019-03-14 17:27:24 -0400
  • Ann Marie Saidy
    signed 2019-03-14 17:27:12 -0400
    The United States is feared around the world and very palpably at this moment in Latin America. Show that we are Good Neighbors by not invading any more Latin countries. I think someone is dyslexic in the foreign affairs department.
  • Dorothea V. DiCecco
    signed 2019-03-14 17:21:19 -0400
  • Jasmyne Reynolds
    signed 2019-03-14 17:19:27 -0400
  • Paul Stetzer
    signed 2019-03-14 17:17:06 -0400
  • Virginia Jobson
    signed 2019-03-14 17:15:09 -0400
    I want to make it clear to President Trump that without congressional authorization, military force may not be used in Venezuela. So congress please, please stop all wars of agression in foreign countries. Let these countries manage themselves.
  • Virginia Feldman
    signed 2019-03-14 17:12:44 -0400
  • Kenneth Chay
    signed 2019-03-14 17:10:51 -0400
    Kenneth Chay
  • Pat Hawthorn
    signed 2019-03-14 17:08:40 -0400
  • Teresa Strom
    signed 2019-03-14 17:08:29 -0400
  • rebecca heisler
    signed 2019-03-14 17:06:09 -0400
  • jacqueline knable
    signed 2019-03-14 17:01:10 -0400
  • Kathleen Valdes
    signed 2019-03-14 17:00:32 -0400
  • Elliott Caine
    signed 2019-03-14 16:59:56 -0400
  • Sammia Panciocco
    signed 2019-03-14 16:57:56 -0400
    Sammia Panciocco
  • Steven Borish
    signed 2019-03-14 16:57:04 -0400
  • Dana Allen
    signed 2019-03-14 16:53:50 -0400
    STOP all USA actions in South and Central America. It is not making citizens here at home safer. It is only making global corporations richer using USA military and other assets to protect their profits and overseas operations.
  • Peter Wagner
    signed 2019-03-14 16:52:03 -0400
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