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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  • 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 Lucas
    signed 2019-01-29 19:50:08 -0500
  • Bill Sibner
    signed 2019-01-29 19:43:02 -0500
    I think Venezuela should declare AOC the new US president. :-}
  • Sally Roberts 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 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
  • 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
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