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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  • Trudi Rust
    signed 2019-02-01 13:22:14 -0500
  • Noris Nunez
    signed 2019-02-01 13:16:16 -0500
    No coup!
  • Arlene Baker
    signed 2019-02-01 13:12:22 -0500
  • Samuel Todd
    signed 2019-02-01 13:12:09 -0500
  • Marilee Corey
    signed 2019-02-01 13:10:17 -0500
  • Joni Solis
    signed 2019-02-01 13:09:57 -0500
  • Nehemiah Hankins
    signed 2019-02-01 13:08:44 -0500
    Nehemiah T. Hankins
  • Nsilo Oure
    signed 2019-02-01 13:08:38 -0500
  • Matthew Levine
    signed 2019-02-01 13:08:29 -0500
    America?
  • Bonnie German
    signed 2019-02-01 13:03:17 -0500
  • Glenn H Martin
    signed 2019-02-01 13:02:30 -0500
  • Ella Robson
    signed 2019-02-01 13:01:49 -0500
  • Susan Mirsky
    signed 2019-02-01 12:57:23 -0500
  • Bruce Hlodnicki
    signed 2019-02-01 12:56:41 -0500
  • Jack
    @Jack91727464 tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-01 12:52:02 -0500
    The US is orchestrating a coup in #Venezuela. We’ve seen this before - Guatemala in 53' Chile in 73' Honduras in 09' - & we know how it always turns outTell the Dems in Congress to speak out #HandsOffVenezuela #Paz #NoAlGolpeEnVenezuela https://www.codepink.org/hands_off_venezuela?recruiter_id=792916
  • Jack Exton
    signed 2019-02-01 12:51:46 -0500
    Jack Exton
  • Diane Arnal
    signed 2019-02-01 12:49:49 -0500
    Diane Arnal
  • Terry Warkentine
    signed 2019-02-01 12:46:24 -0500
  • Susan Hathaway
    signed 2019-02-01 12:45:14 -0500
  • Linda Prostko
    signed 2019-02-01 12:43:47 -0500
    To those in the Trump administration who think this is a good idea your greed for Venezuela’s resources is showing and we see right through you.
  • Paul Markillie
    signed 2019-02-01 12:41:23 -0500
  • Don Scholl
    signed 2019-02-01 12:41:16 -0500
    Don Scholl
  • Karen Doerr
    signed 2019-02-01 12:40:44 -0500
  • Patricia Lenzen
    signed 2019-02-01 12:38:19 -0500
    Here we (the US) go again. In the name of ——-you fill in the blank. We will have troops there in the blink of an eye. Where are the other western allies. Only China and Russia are signed on to one side or the other.
  • Virginia Lee
    @lee2skyV tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-01 12:38:01 -0500
    The US is orchestrating a coup in #Venezuela. We’ve seen this before - Guatemala in 53' Chile in 73' Honduras in 09' - & we know how it always turns outTell the Dems in Congress to speak out #HandsOffVenezuela #Paz #NoAlGolpeEnVenezuela https://www.codepink.org/hands_off_venezuela?recruiter_id=792906
  • John Hope
    signed 2019-02-01 12:37:44 -0500
  • Virginia Lee
    signed 2019-02-01 12:37:41 -0500
    The play for Venezuela by Putin’s puppet oligarch-wanna-be is all about oil.
  • Teri Yazdi
    signed 2019-02-01 12:37:38 -0500
  • Robert Ross
    signed 2019-02-01 12:36:53 -0500
    Robert Ross
  • Kevin Branstetter
    signed 2019-02-01 12:35:39 -0500
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