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.

Two initiatives are underway in Congress to promote a peaceful solution: Representatives Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal have penned a Dear Colleague letter to Mike Pompeo addressing the harm US sanctions are having on the Venezuelan people and the need for dialogue facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope. Representative David Cicilline 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.

Send a message to your Representative in Congress telling them to add their name to the Khanna-Jayapal letter (current signers include Khanna, Jayapal, Grijalva, Omar, Hank Johnson) and join the Cicilline legislation as an original co-sponsor.

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 House of Representatives,

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 speak out against the Trump administration’s strategy of regime change, including the possibility of a U.S. military intervention.

U.S. economic sanctions have devastated Venezuela’s economy, exacerbating 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. Mexico and Uruguay have offered to mediate, as has the Pope. A democratic process, not a coup, should be supported.

Please add your name to the Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal Dear Colleague letter to Mike Pompeo (current signers are Khanna, Jayapal, Grijalva, Omar, and Hank Johnson) addressing the harm US sanctions are having on the Venezuelan people and the need for dialogue facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope.

Please also become an original co-sponsor of Representative David Cicilline’s legislation, 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 legislation, please encourage revision of the legislation’s over the top “horror of the Maduro regime” language. It should be toned down and revised to be similar to the Khanna-Jayapal letter, which contains 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.

Sincerely,

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  • Lee Borowska
    signed 2019-02-15 00:23:06 -0500
    Lee B Borowska
  • Jon Hayford
    signed 2019-02-15 00:00:46 -0500
  • ana ponce
    signed 2019-02-14 23:15:26 -0500
  • Jacqui Rhinehart
    signed 2019-02-14 22:06:48 -0500
    Jacqui Rhinehart
  • Farah Nousheen
    signed 2019-02-14 21:39:41 -0500
  • fred karlson
    @FAK1949 tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-14 21:19:53 -0500
    We have seen this before - Guatemala, Chile, Honduras, Iraq, Syria, Libya - and it never works out well for the people. Act now to tell Congress: No US intervention in Venezuela. #HandsOffVenezuela #NoalgolpeenVenezuela Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/hands_off_venezuela?recruiter_id=450545
  • fred karlson
    signed 2019-02-14 21:19:26 -0500
  • Sharon Eriksen
    signed 2019-02-14 21:09:34 -0500
    NO WAR. No US intervention in Venezuela. No troops, no regime change. Respect Venezuelan sovereignty. And NO Elliott Abrams.
  • joe schmitt
    signed 2019-02-14 20:36:03 -0500
    Please allow Venezuelans decide their own fate!
  • Jose Mora
    signed 2019-02-14 20:26:58 -0500
    Hey people, before you guys support something please do the homework, this regime kill people starving, no medicine and other services basics stuff to a normal people need. Beside you used As image danny Grover who’s took millions from the Venezuelan money to make a money about the dictator Chavez and the movie never happen so that make him part of the corruption, open the eyes, you guys support really bad people
  • Mitchell Shore
    signed 2019-02-14 19:55:31 -0500
    No foreign intervention in Venezuela!
  • Stanley Tesla
    signed 2019-02-14 18:43:51 -0500
    The neo-liberal or neo-conservative imperial colonial CAPITALIST agenda propagates war, inequality, genocide, poverty, climate destruction, mainstream media mass deception, greed & power, you get the picture, I hope. Can you imagine a world with a fair equitable economic system. If more people could we could change the world. Venezuela is simply an oil grab by the US govt packaged & sold to the people on the mainstream propaganda, both sides. This is not new. This can not continue for humanities sake. We have to develop a world perspective. We have but one home & we all must work together. Peace to all of humanity.
  • Lamia Guellati
    signed 2019-02-14 18:42:19 -0500
  • George Simmons
    signed 2019-02-14 18:22:55 -0500
  • Gladwyn d'Souza
    signed 2019-02-14 16:57:34 -0500
    Support self determination and independence
  • Louis Sparks
    signed 2019-02-14 16:40:14 -0500
    Take NAZIism out of U.S. Foreign Policy.
  • vincent avila
    signed 2019-02-14 15:37:04 -0500
    We are ALL wasting out time if we do not make an ANTI-CAPITALIST stand on everything we speak every givin moment on every givin minute-hour-day-year-decade-century that Capitalism is alive and breathing….If you choose not to make THAT the primary focus of our crusade than you are wasting our’s and more important MY time..The US Empire is only following a logical trajectory,that in the eyes of a Capitalist the intervention on ALL countries; BIG or Small, is what ALL Capitalist nations are suppose to do…..
  • Danna Hancock
    signed 2019-02-14 15:31:37 -0500
  • Dori Smith
    signed 2019-02-14 15:31:15 -0500
    US sanctions are contributing to poverty in Venezuela.
  • Marie Velenski
    signed 2019-02-14 15:26:53 -0500
  • Peter Merson
    signed 2019-02-14 15:25:49 -0500
  • Dulce Munoz
    signed 2019-02-14 14:35:32 -0500
    Hands off Venezuela!
  • Dana Moretti Fairbanks, MD 🌹
    @dcfairbank tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-14 14:34:28 -0500
    We have seen this before - Guatemala, Chile, Honduras, Iraq, Syria, Libya - and it never works out well for the people. Act now to tell Congress: No US intervention in Venezuela. #HandsOffVenezuela #NoalgolpeenVenezuela Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/hands_off_venezuela?recruiter_id=492007
  • Dana Fairbanks, MD
    signed 2019-02-14 14:34:09 -0500
  • Ashley Dieckmeyer
    signed 2019-02-14 14:13:56 -0500
  • Lee-Ann Johnson
    signed 2019-02-14 14:12:28 -0500
  • Chadwick Acosta
    signed 2019-02-14 14:09:28 -0500
  • Dennis Foster
    signed 2019-02-14 14:04:11 -0500
  • Nathan Teegarden
    signed 2019-02-14 13:52:12 -0500
  • Margaret Villa
    signed 2019-02-14 13:33:56 -0500
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