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.

If you live in the U.S. please send a direct message to the Democrats below, if you live outside the U.S. please scroll down to sign the petition below:

Overseas supporters can sign this Petition: 

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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  • Mike Turner
    signed 2019-03-14 15:33:44 -0400
    Mike Turner
  • Anna Berg
    signed 2019-03-14 15:31:45 -0400
  • Jessica Cresseveur
    signed 2019-03-14 15:30:37 -0400
  • Mercedes Cervantes
    signed 2019-03-14 15:30:31 -0400
  • Michael Busby
    signed 2019-03-14 15:30:25 -0400
  • Joe Buhowsky
    signed 2019-03-14 15:28:31 -0400
  • Martin Stutchfield
    signed 2019-03-14 15:28:02 -0400
  • Anna Roblin
    signed 2019-03-14 15:26:17 -0400
  • Ken Lindberg
    signed 2019-03-14 15:26:09 -0400
    It’s about time Congress took back from the office of President it’s Constitutionally mandated power to declare, or not declare war.

    Thank you for opposing the current president, unlike the spineless Congresses of the recent past who would not do so with their presidents.
  • dennis nagel
    signed 2019-03-14 15:24:43 -0400
  • Gayle Palmer
    signed 2019-03-14 15:23:50 -0400
  • Iris Mackay
    signed 2019-03-14 15:23:42 -0400
  • Dorethia Graul
    signed 2019-03-14 15:23:33 -0400
  • Bruce Ballin
    signed 2019-03-14 15:22:13 -0400
  • Erin Daniels
    signed 2019-03-14 15:21:27 -0400
  • Scott Wagner
    signed 2019-03-14 15:20:48 -0400
  • dave racine
    signed 2019-03-14 15:20:27 -0400
  • Donald Singer Singer
    signed 2019-03-14 15:20:22 -0400
  • Robert Kolkebeck
    signed 2019-03-14 15:20:09 -0400
    Senators Durbin & Duckworth: reject regime change. Stop the plotting coups by all US administrations!


    #HandsOffVenezuela
  • William Fensterer
    signed 2019-03-14 15:18:56 -0400
  • Rev. Susan Warren
    signed 2019-03-14 15:18:08 -0400
    Rev Susan Warren
  • Rich Camp
    signed 2019-03-14 15:17:50 -0400
    We don’t need to screw up a country worse than what they already are. Yeah, we help them, they win, then we desert them.
  • Susan Lehrer Lehrer
    signed 2019-03-14 15:16:22 -0400
    ALL US foreign country regime change interventions have been DISASTERS for their citizens. WE have created mass immigration and the terrorists who resist us. WE MUST STOP!!!
  • Jonathan Fields
    signed 2019-03-14 15:16:20 -0400
  • nancy king
    signed 2019-03-14 15:16:06 -0400
  • Mark Reback
    signed 2019-03-14 15:14:24 -0400
  • frank k
    @readErichFromm tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-14 15:13:29 -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=59580
  • Kenneth McDonald
    signed 2019-03-14 15:13:24 -0400
  • frank k
    signed 2019-03-14 15:13:21 -0400
  • Bill Chockla
    signed 2019-03-14 15:13:12 -0400
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