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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  • Joseph Robinson
    signed 2019-02-13 17:06:11 -0500
  • Trudie Coker
    signed 2019-02-13 16:46:23 -0500
    The U.S. has no business intervening in Venezuela and has a major responsibility in destabilizing Venezuela since Chavez came into power in 1999. My government does not represent the public interest by and for the people, but interests of big corporations and oil. Democracy has never been a goal of the U.S. internationally and it is disgraceful.
  • Robert Wale
    signed 2019-02-13 16:12:41 -0500
    Another war for the rich – Someone’s money must keep increasing – even at the cost of lives …
  • Patrick Rodriguez
    signed 2019-02-13 16:03:09 -0500
  • Daniel Griffith
    signed 2019-02-13 16:00:49 -0500
  • Oscar Diaz
    signed 2019-02-13 15:45:29 -0500
    Somos libres e independientes. Nuestro presidente constitucional es Nicolás Maduro Moros.
  • Trevor Brown
    signed 2019-02-13 15:32:52 -0500
    The issues in Venezuela needs to be resolved by Venzuelans and not by an interested third party whose main aim is get its hands on mineral rich resources by any means necessary including death of innocents through war!
  • toni syring
    signed 2019-02-13 15:18:47 -0500
    toni jo syring
  • Jeanette Radell
    signed 2019-02-13 15:13:57 -0500
  • Christian Pieper🔥🇺🇸
    @pieperoni tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-13 14:49:14 -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=797446
  • Christian Pieper
    signed 2019-02-13 14:48:56 -0500
    Solidarity with the working people of Venezuela.
  • Cheryl Hosseinpour
    signed 2019-02-13 14:40:59 -0500
  • Lyn Larrc
    signed 2019-02-13 14:24:55 -0500
    Lyn Larrc
  • Marian Scena
    signed 2019-02-13 13:36:15 -0500
    Marian Scena
  • Ayman Fadel
    signed 2019-02-13 13:18:41 -0500
    Ayman Hossam Fadel
  • Alex Great
    signed 2019-02-13 12:26:20 -0500
    Concentrate on making America great and leave the world to take care of themselves.

    Keeping America great will give the world a guiding light.

    Destroying America by wasting resources on failed interventions (yes this one is bound to fail too) will leave us with China as a leader.

    Nobody wants that!
  • Dana Dodd Immordino
    @touzebny tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-13 12:07:58 -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=1461
  • Dana Dodd Immordino
    signed 2019-02-13 12:07:19 -0500
  • Victor Dixon
    signed 2019-02-13 11:39:03 -0500
    HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!
  • Mark Haim
    signed 2019-02-13 10:29:37 -0500
  • Dianne Ensign Ensign
    signed 2019-02-13 09:56:21 -0500
  • Lowell Angell Angell
    signed 2019-02-13 04:49:11 -0500
  • Lenora Graham
    signed 2019-02-13 03:52:10 -0500
  • Aleita Hass-Holcombe
    signed 2019-02-13 00:15:36 -0500
    Aleita Hass-Holcombe
  • Susan Lozano
    signed 2019-02-12 22:22:45 -0500
  • Lavelle Waters
    signed 2019-02-12 21:46:12 -0500
  • Satya Vayu Vayu
    signed 2019-02-12 21:10:20 -0500
  • marge dakouzlian
    signed 2019-02-12 20:47:25 -0500
  • Arnold Trogman
    signed 2019-02-12 20:43:25 -0500
    President Trump’s actions and President Obama’s actions to try to destabilize and overthrow the democratically-elected government in Venezuela is a desecration to everything this country supposed to stand for… Shame Shame Shame! Of course I signed!
  • Anna Viacava
    signed 2019-02-12 19:01:26 -0500
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