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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  • Andy Hewett
    signed 2019-03-17 07:15:30 -0400
  • Craig Day
    signed 2019-03-17 04:50:42 -0400
  • Seth Lovett
    @KandaIvan tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-17 00:40:53 -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=709656
  • Ivan Fuentes
    signed 2019-03-17 00:39:54 -0400
  • Harold Watson
    signed 2019-03-17 00:39:43 -0400
  • Rhonda Lawford
    signed 2019-03-17 00:34:16 -0400
  • Richard Patenaude
    signed 2019-03-17 00:31:55 -0400
  • Roberta Swanson
    signed 2019-03-16 23:53:12 -0400
  • Lourdes Sullivan
    signed 2019-03-16 23:14:45 -0400
  • Ken Ward
    signed 2019-03-16 23:11:42 -0400
  • Troy Heikkala
    signed 2019-03-16 22:52:47 -0400
  • Etienne Martin
    signed 2019-03-16 21:50:37 -0400
  • Mary Ann Dunant
    signed 2019-03-16 21:15:20 -0400
  • Konstantin Kogan
    signed 2019-03-16 19:52:37 -0400
  • Ira Gerard-DiBenedetto
    signed 2019-03-16 17:30:48 -0400
  • Art Felsinger
    signed 2019-03-16 16:19:16 -0400
  • Daniel Orey
    signed 2019-03-16 16:18:46 -0400
  • Lasha Wells
    signed 2019-03-16 16:12:17 -0400
  • joanne banks
    signed 2019-03-16 16:11:17 -0400
    Joanne Banks
  • Nancy Liela Wallace Nelson
    signed 2019-03-16 15:19:47 -0400
    This is a supremely important issue. PLEASE support Jeff Merkley’s Senate bill and David Cicilline’s House bill, both standing AGAINST military intervention in Venezuela.
  • Walter H Ruehle
    signed 2019-03-16 15:16:09 -0400
  • S Karen Gabriel
    signed 2019-03-16 14:40:31 -0400
  • 🇨🇺MarxistOutlaw
    @MarxistOutlaw tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-16 14:27:49 -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=744233
  • Rossen Vassilev Jr
    signed 2019-03-16 14:27:20 -0400
  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2019-03-16 14:18:46 -0400
  • Mark Feldman
    signed 2019-03-16 14:05:48 -0400
  • Ellen E Barfield
    signed 2019-03-16 13:43:53 -0400
    Stay OUT of Venezuela! End the sanctions now!
  • Ryan Dell
    signed 2019-03-16 13:14:01 -0400
  • Edwin De Jesus
    signed 2019-03-16 13:05:42 -0400
    I’m against U.S. Military & covert CIA intervention in Venezuela’s affairs.
  • Steven P Holzberg
    signed 2019-03-16 12:42:30 -0400
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