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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Susan Rautine
Karen McCaw
Anthony Borzillo
Ellen L Cupp
Burton Steck
Katherine Wright
Lowell & Sue Young
Robert Thomas
Charlie Rawls
Philip Melcher
Nancy Niemeir
J. P.
Ongd Africando
Tamara Fettes
Merle Solway
Lynn Krikorian
George Bason
Helen Londe
ilsa olson
gerrit woudstra
lynne rosenfield
Susan Wilke
William Knudson
John Vieira
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Kenn colclasure colclasure
Kathleen Mathews
Lisa Gillespie
Edward Neely
Ben Tyler
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  • Susan Rautine
    signed 2019-02-01 17:01:25 -0500
  • Karen McCaw
    signed 2019-02-01 16:35:20 -0500
  • Anthony Borzillo
    signed 2019-02-01 16:30:00 -0500
  • Ellen L Cupp
    signed 2019-02-01 16:29:01 -0500
    Ellen L Cupp
  • Burton Steck
    signed 2019-02-01 16:22:11 -0500
  • Katherine Wright
    signed 2019-02-01 16:16:57 -0500
  • Lowell & Sue Young
    signed 2019-02-01 16:07:11 -0500
  • Robert Thomas
    signed 2019-02-01 16:06:15 -0500
  • Charlie Rawls
    signed 2019-02-01 15:57:21 -0500
  • Philip Melcher
    signed 2019-02-01 15:56:00 -0500
  • Nancy Niemeir
    signed 2019-02-01 15:55:29 -0500
  • J. P.
    signed 2019-02-01 15:36:08 -0500
    J. P.
  • Ongd Africando
    signed 2019-02-01 15:29:10 -0500
  • Tamara Fettes
    signed 2019-02-01 15:28:45 -0500
  • Merle Solway
    signed 2019-02-01 15:16:55 -0500
    Merle Shuman Solway
  • Lynn Krikorian
    signed 2019-02-01 15:03:32 -0500
  • George Bason
    signed 2019-02-01 15:02:54 -0500
  • Helen Londe
    signed 2019-02-01 14:59:55 -0500
    The United States has done enough harm intervening in Latin America, including murder. Hands off Venezuela. Oil is killing the planet. I support Bernie Sanders and others who are standing strong against intervention.
  • ilsa olson
    signed 2019-02-01 14:56:07 -0500
  • gerrit woudstra
    signed 2019-02-01 14:53:33 -0500
  • lynne rosenfield
    signed 2019-02-01 14:49:45 -0500
  • Susan Wilke
    signed 2019-02-01 14:48:31 -0500
    Susan J. Wilke
  • William Knudson
    signed 2019-02-01 14:46:12 -0500
  • John Vieira
    signed 2019-02-01 14:42:43 -0500
    We have no business interfering with sovereign nations. To be-cry that Venezuela is not a democracy and therefore we will intervene is an anathema and unbridled aggression. Who is going to intervene on our behalf? We have lost a lot of our democracy with the Patriot Act and with the increasing power grab of the ultra rich and corporations we no longer have the rights written in the Constitution. Our sanctions have devastated Venezuela’s economy, creating food and medicine shortages, widespread poverty and mass migration. Bolton is a fanatic.
  • Kathleen Hollingsworth
    signed 2019-02-01 14:42:30 -0500
    There are many countries that would like to see Trump removed from office; but they do NOT interfere in our country’s process. We, the US, have NO business in another country’s leadership business. This is SOLELY about Big Oil and we all know it! The US was responsible for placing Noriega and Hussein in office and look how THAT turned out!! We MUST let Venezuela to handle their OWN business!
  • Kenn colclasure colclasure
    signed 2019-02-01 14:36:41 -0500
    Haven’t we learned from our past? We must mind our own business and let Venezuela solve its own problems.
  • Kathleen Mathews
    signed 2019-02-01 14:35:56 -0500
  • Lisa Gillespie
    signed 2019-02-01 14:33:26 -0500
  • Edward Neely
    signed 2019-02-01 14:30:58 -0500
  • Ben Tyler
    signed 2019-02-01 14:28:02 -0500
    Why do you think the Democrats are any better? You even mention the latest Latin American coup (Honduras) in your petition. That coup was orchestrated by the Obama administration. So were the coups in Ukraine, Libya, and Syria. IMO this petition simply perpetuates the myth that the DNC are “the good guys.”
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