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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Joyce Dewsbury
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Shawna Robinson
Arthur Balana
Joseph Wasserman
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Claudia Shipley
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Dana Wilson
James Marra
Stephen Leggett
Megan Rice
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Jo Hewitt
Edward Thornton
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Rodney Nippert
Gertrud Nehls
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Jodean Marks
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  • Joyce Dewsbury
    signed 2019-01-29 18:14:06 -0500
  • Don Ray
    signed 2019-01-29 18:06:00 -0500
    Don Ray
  • Joyce Kahle
    signed 2019-01-29 18:03:59 -0500
    In the 1950’s the US helped to overthrow the democratically elected president of Guatemala who was trying to do land reform and it led to a military takeover, massacres of thousands of indigenous people and huge corruption that continues today! Do NOT send troops to intervene in Venezuela!
  • Rick Luttmann
    signed 2019-01-29 17:58:08 -0500
  • Cyrus Bina
    signed 2019-01-29 17:43:36 -0500
    Cyrus Bina
  • Inger Raaby
    @ingerringer tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-29 17:36:27 -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=580203
  • Inger Raaby
    signed 2019-01-29 17:36:09 -0500
  • Chris Ferrio
    signed 2019-01-29 17:28:57 -0500
    Chris Ferrio
  • Gary McGuigan
    signed 2019-01-29 17:24:18 -0500
    Gary McGuigan
  • Glenn Mitroff
    signed 2019-01-29 17:17:59 -0500
    Glenn Mitroff
  • sofia okolowicz
    signed 2019-01-29 17:17:30 -0500
  • Shawna Robinson
    signed 2019-01-29 17:07:52 -0500
  • Arthur Balana
    signed 2019-01-29 17:05:56 -0500
  • Joseph Wasserman
    signed 2019-01-29 17:00:03 -0500
    Our efforts to interfere in the sovereign affairs of Latin American nations is wrong and destructive.
  • James Orlandi
    signed 2019-01-29 16:50:22 -0500
  • Claudia Shipley
    signed 2019-01-29 16:41:37 -0500
  • Edward Juillard
    signed 2019-01-29 16:33:51 -0500
  • Dana Wilson
    signed 2019-01-29 16:27:02 -0500
  • James Marra
    signed 2019-01-29 16:16:35 -0500
  • Stephen Leggett
    signed 2019-01-29 16:14:40 -0500
  • Megan Rice
    signed 2019-01-29 16:12:29 -0500
    Megan G. Rice
  • Julian Kunnie
    signed 2019-01-29 16:11:25 -0500
  • Jo Hewitt
    signed 2019-01-29 16:11:21 -0500
  • Anuradha Sharma Magee
    @eastwest6566 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-29 16:09:54 -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=707108
  • Edward Thornton
    signed 2019-01-29 16:09:37 -0500
  • Anuradha Sharma Magee
    signed 2019-01-29 16:09:36 -0500
  • Rodney Nippert
    signed 2019-01-29 16:05:40 -0500
  • Gertrud Nehls
    signed 2019-01-29 16:04:58 -0500
    U.S. should dig in their own country!
  • Joserra A.P.
    signed 2019-01-29 15:49:49 -0500
    Please, stop the blody coup in Venezuela. Respect Venezuelans sovereignty and International law.

    #Peace #Paz #HandsOffVenezuela #NoAlGolpeEnVenezuela #NoCoupInVenezuela #NoAlGolpeEnVenezuela #Peace #Sovereignty

    @AOC @RashidaTlaib @IlhanMN
  • Jodean Marks
    signed 2019-01-29 15:46:47 -0500
    Remember, Maduro was elected President of Venezuela; Guaido was not. You can quibble with the Venezuelan election process, but ours is not pristine, either, to say the least. If Nancy Pelosi suddenly declared herself President of the United States, and was recognized as such by Canada, the OAS, and the EU, would you accept that as legitimate?
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