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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  • Philip Smart
    signed 2019-03-14 16:28:56 -0400
    Stop lying to the American people and dragging us into another regime change war!!

    Thanks.
  • Joseph Dangelo
    signed 2019-03-14 16:28:06 -0400
  • Elaine Hartley
    signed 2019-03-14 16:28:00 -0400
    No more regime change wars. Bring the US military home. Spend the funds saved on putting people to work and the US infrastructure back together.
  • Elizabeth Rosenthal
    signed 2019-03-14 16:26:06 -0400
  • Sigrid Meinel
    signed 2019-03-14 16:25:00 -0400
    I am 75 and tired of my government’s attempts to overthrow governments in other countries.

    I have marched against the Vietnam War, intervention and coup in Chile, the War against Nicaragua, 2 wars against Iraq, the continuing war against the people of Afghanistan, Yemen, Hondurus, Haiti, and Cuba. I will be out on the streets to demand U.S. HANDS OFF Venezuela. Don’t let me down. Fight for what’s right in Congress! No Democratic cooperation with this lawlessness!
  • patrick lombardy
    signed 2019-03-14 16:24:32 -0400
  • Roger Southward
    signed 2019-03-14 16:21:13 -0400
  • Kathleen Myers
    signed 2019-03-14 16:19:01 -0400
  • Ann Binder
    signed 2019-03-14 16:17:08 -0400
    Also please do not allow the CIA to continue disruptive activities in Venezuela. Defund the Southern Command, which has only intervened on the side of brutal, murderous dictatorships in Latin America. And end the sanctions that are turning a humanitarian and economic crisis into a humanitarian catastrophe. People are dying in Venezuela so that U.S.-sponsored petroleum interests can profit from Venezuela’s resources. Can’t the U.S. be on the REAL side of freedom and democracy for the first time in our history of intervention in Latin America? It’s what we, the people want. The oil oligarchs are not your constituency.
  • Terri DeFilippo
    signed 2019-03-14 16:17:03 -0400
    Terri DeFilippo
  • Judith Brey
    signed 2019-03-14 16:16:21 -0400
    Judith Brey
  • joseph blum
    signed 2019-03-14 16:16:00 -0400
    Joseph Blum
  • Bob Zeigler
    signed 2019-03-14 16:15:07 -0400
  • Joshua Hellmann
    signed 2019-03-14 16:14:58 -0400
  • Geralyn Leannah
    signed 2019-03-14 16:12:09 -0400
  • Margaret Loyon
    signed 2019-03-14 16:12:00 -0400
  • Zuhair Al-Atwi
    signed 2019-03-14 16:11:48 -0400
  • Jim Farrell
    signed 2019-03-14 16:10:21 -0400
  • Kat Morey
    signed 2019-03-14 16:05:42 -0400
  • Paul Spencer
    signed 2019-03-14 16:02:57 -0400
  • Thomas Rewoldt
    signed 2019-03-14 16:02:15 -0400
  • Mark Simpson
    signed 2019-03-14 16:00:43 -0400
    These interventions are a horrible legacy. Surely — SURELY — We should have learned by now. Our interventionist legacy leaves us with no credibility at all. Regional dialogue is the only dependable path to a sustainable resolution.
  • Miriam Volkmann
    signed 2019-03-14 16:00:42 -0400
  • Valerie Paterson
    signed 2019-03-14 16:00:41 -0400
  • Seymour Kellerman
    signed 2019-03-14 16:00:05 -0400
  • Dwight Moore
    signed 2019-03-14 15:58:54 -0400
  • Michael Lawler
    signed 2019-03-14 15:58:52 -0400
    No more interference in sovereign countries’internal affairs, and NO MORE WAR! We the people are fed up with war!
  • Mohammad Qader
    signed 2019-03-14 15:58:14 -0400
    Please stop interfering and sowing anarchy in other countries.
  • Charles Totten
    signed 2019-03-14 15:57:11 -0400
  • Jan Lewis
    signed 2019-03-14 15:56:52 -0400
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