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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  • Suzanne Kuffler
    signed 2019-02-01 22:29:09 -0500
  • Caspar A Helmer
    signed 2019-02-01 22:03:28 -0500
  • Teresa Logan
    signed 2019-02-01 21:45:35 -0500
    Teresa Logan
  • Laura Podrasky
    signed 2019-02-01 21:36:41 -0500
    We have created enough havoc in Venezuela. No more! The country is crippled and a lot of their problem the US created. NO MORE PERSECUTION!!!
  • Karen Halderson
    signed 2019-02-01 21:23:35 -0500
  • Laura Theurer
    @lauravalorie tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-01 21:20:26 -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=793066
  • Laura Theurer
    signed 2019-02-01 21:20:03 -0500
  • thomas kozlovsky
    signed 2019-02-01 21:17:01 -0500
    we do not need another war
  • Robert Clark
    signed 2019-02-01 21:09:54 -0500
  • Kathryn Christian
    signed 2019-02-01 20:03:54 -0500
    Kathryn M. Christian
  • Sam Inabinet
    signed 2019-02-01 19:51:57 -0500
    Your actions and inactions regarding this and all related concerns have been, are being and will be remembered by all of us who will live in the world that you are shaping with your decisions right now, in addition to being a matter of public record. We are all on it together.
  • Barbara Khajavi
    signed 2019-02-01 19:44:12 -0500
  • harry gifford
    signed 2019-02-01 19:31:58 -0500
  • Steven Orr
    signed 2019-02-01 19:23:32 -0500
  • Barbara Brass
    signed 2019-02-01 19:21:13 -0500
  • Bobbie Upson
    signed 2019-02-01 19:14:30 -0500
    Bobbie Upson
  • Ralph Siler
    signed 2019-02-01 19:14:25 -0500
  • Anna Gibson
    signed 2019-02-01 19:14:13 -0500
    we should not be in the business of regime change. We are historically bad at it.
  • Leslie M. Feuille Feuille
    signed 2019-02-01 19:12:00 -0500
  • Garth Saalfield
    signed 2019-02-01 18:37:37 -0500
    Stay out of foreign countries!
  • Stephen Kolb
    signed 2019-02-01 18:27:54 -0500
  • Shari Juranic
    signed 2019-02-01 18:15:01 -0500
  • P. Sturm
    signed 2019-02-01 17:47:28 -0500
  • James Hadcroft
    signed 2019-02-01 17:42:46 -0500
    This is a Time for Progress not a continuation of the same or regression.


    This is 2000s America not 1930s Germany.


    Stop the attempted fascist takeover of America. Impeach, Charge, Convict and Imprison d trump and his cohorts.


    Regards,

    James K Hadcroft

    Veteran, Active Voter, Progressive, Taxpayer
  • Rebecca Martien
    signed 2019-02-01 17:36:31 -0500
    Rebecca Martien
  • Elizabeth von Gunten
    signed 2019-02-01 17:30:11 -0500
  • Sarah Weynand
    signed 2019-02-01 17:14:05 -0500
  • Clifton McMillan Jr
    signed 2019-02-01 17:07:35 -0500
  • Robert Fromer
    signed 2019-02-01 17:06:22 -0500
    Robert “Bobby” Fromer
  • Karl Hamann
    signed 2019-02-01 17:04:28 -0500
    Karl Hamann
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