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.

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 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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Iric Van Doorn
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Barbara Burns
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Sima Kassaie-Van Ooyen
Julie McCarthy
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Joan Sherriff
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astaras drolkar
janiss okumura
Jesse Scarlato
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Gary Bennett
Gilia Humrich
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  • Iric Van Doorn
    signed 2019-01-30 06:30:12 -0500
    Iric A. van Doorn
  • Owen Ballard
    signed 2019-01-30 06:16:29 -0500
  • mir asghar
    signed 2019-01-30 06:05:18 -0500
    Support dialogue.
  • Leslie Ronald
    signed 2019-01-30 04:52:54 -0500
    I am a US citizen presently overseas; I do not support my government overthrowing, by supporting coups or by other illegal means, the leaders of other nations.
  • Marion Brockie
    signed 2019-01-30 04:01:47 -0500
  • Susan Krsnich
    signed 2019-01-30 03:30:13 -0500
    I do not give my phone number
  • P Carey
    signed 2019-01-30 02:55:03 -0500
  • Janet Allison
    signed 2019-01-30 01:40:53 -0500
  • Barbara Burns
    signed 2019-01-30 01:16:58 -0500
    U.S.: keep your members in your pants! Hands off sovereign entities unless you’re invited!
  • judith Sandoval
    signed 2019-01-30 01:16:11 -0500
  • Rebecca Nimmons
    signed 2019-01-30 00:41:39 -0500
    We have meddled in the affairs of state so many times in so many places. We aren’t smart enough to fix our own problems. What makes us think we can fix someone else’s?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • Sima Kassaie-Van Ooyen
    signed 2019-01-30 00:16:53 -0500
  • Julie McCarthy
    signed 2019-01-30 00:07:50 -0500
    Julie McCarthy
  • Howard Emerson
    signed 2019-01-29 23:50:28 -0500
    Howard Emerson
  • Joan Sherriff
    signed 2019-01-29 23:37:25 -0500
    Joan Sherriff
  • Sabrina Muller
    signed 2019-01-29 23:16:17 -0500
    Swiss people vs. US-coup in Venezuela !!!
  • astaras drolkar
    signed 2019-01-29 22:59:00 -0500
  • janiss okumura
    signed 2019-01-29 22:52:04 -0500
  • Jesse Scarlato
    signed 2019-01-29 22:45:18 -0500
  • Michael Mansfield
    signed 2019-01-29 22:22:06 -0500
    It’s time for the government of the United States to become moral when it comes to war and our attitudes toward the poor.
  • michael schulte
    signed 2019-01-29 22:07:49 -0500
  • Gary Bennett
    signed 2019-01-29 21:17:57 -0500
    Gary Bennett
  • Gilia Humrich
    signed 2019-01-29 21:05:42 -0500
    Gilia Humrich
  • Tom Lucas
    @Tom886 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-29 19:50:34 -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=515961
  • Thomas W. Lucas
    signed 2019-01-29 19:50:08 -0500
  • bill sib
    signed 2019-01-29 19:43:02 -0500
    I think Venezuela should declare AOC the new US president. :-}
  • Sally Wilson
    signed 2019-01-29 19:17:47 -0500
    Sally Roberts Wilson
  • Charlotte Williams
    signed 2019-01-29 18:43:46 -0500
    Lift Economic Sanctions Not Support a Coup
  • Doris Katzen
    signed 2019-01-29 18:38:10 -0500
    Hands off Venezuela! Our eagerness to involve another country in war, is sickening. Our country must stop its desire to attack other countries and its people. Let the people of Venezuela decide on the government they want, and we must decide on our own future in this land.
  • Steve Loo
    signed 2019-01-29 18:21:37 -0500
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