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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  • Diane Roebuck McNaron
    signed 2019-02-12 18:34:22 -0500
    The US is motivated by its leaders’ self interest and not that of the Venezuelan people. Hands off Venezuela.
  • Joseph Marshall
    signed 2019-02-12 18:07:30 -0500
  • Val Sanfilippo
    signed 2019-02-12 17:43:50 -0500
  • Fred Morrison
    signed 2019-02-12 16:53:03 -0500
    NO Coup for oil !!
  • Gregory Kaszniak
    signed 2019-02-12 16:51:21 -0500
  • Anne Millhollen
    signed 2019-02-12 16:38:03 -0500
  • Vyonne Jenks
    signed 2019-02-12 14:50:15 -0500
    This continual repeat of history in South and Central America, IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! SUPPORT TALKS!
  • Kelly Luebesmier
    signed 2019-02-12 14:47:57 -0500
  • Elin Ranck
    signed 2019-02-12 14:01:19 -0500
  • I agree with donald trump Your group is full of lies.
    signed 2019-02-12 13:53:18 -0500
    Do not sign this
  • Eugene Marner
    signed 2019-02-12 13:44:49 -0500
  • A Beltran
    signed 2019-02-12 13:17:17 -0500
  • james nordlund
    signed 2019-02-12 12:18:38 -0500
    Great worx, thanx; also, please: No coup in Venezuela. Should we have a coup in the united suck of assassins because RumputiN/Vlad-the-Impaler were installed in the Blackhouse and not elected? reality
  • Scott Miksch
    signed 2019-02-12 11:30:46 -0500
    Scott Miksch
  • Carrie Falls
    signed 2019-02-12 11:26:20 -0500
  • ELizabeth Sturges Llerena
    signed 2019-02-12 11:13:13 -0500
  • Kirk Bails
    signed 2019-02-12 07:57:32 -0500
  • Virginia Poe
    signed 2019-02-12 03:13:13 -0500
  • Lana Houger
    signed 2019-02-11 23:47:46 -0500
    Many years ago we had a great leader who would not go invade Cuba and was trying to get the world to end nuclear .and he was murdered John F. Kennedy. Since then we have had so many leaders who have gotten us into invasions and aggression which lead to war…when will people learn we need to stop invading and encouraging war
  • Ellen Bilofsky
    signed 2019-02-11 22:32:08 -0500
  • Elizabeth Allen
    @shadowylynx tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-11 22:19:21 -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=675075
  • Mary Carrick
    signed 2019-02-11 21:21:41 -0500
  • Jan Janpercell
    signed 2019-02-11 20:59:06 -0500
  • Barbara Nilenders
    signed 2019-02-11 20:46:16 -0500
  • Wendy Gladwin
    signed 2019-02-11 20:00:02 -0500
  • Eleanor Gayner
    signed 2019-02-11 19:26:10 -0500
    To add insult to injury, the recent appointment of Elliot Abrams as part of our representation there, is an abomination, considering his history in the region.
  • Mary Arendt
    signed 2019-02-11 19:26:00 -0500
    Mary Arendt
  • angela gamblin
    signed 2019-02-11 19:09:19 -0500
  • Audrey Pangallo
    signed 2019-02-11 18:06:53 -0500
  • William Skay
    signed 2019-02-11 17:48:15 -0500
    Keep in mind this all about the oil. The reason has is so cheap is Saudi Arabia is overproducing to drive down prices, worsening the effects of sanctions. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves, and the US wants to steal it from them.
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