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.

Two initiatives are underway in Congress to promote a peaceful solution: Representatives Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal have penned a Dear Colleague letter to Mike Pompeo addressing the harm US sanctions are having on the Venezuelan people and the need for dialogue facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope. Representative David Cicilline 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.

Send a message to your Representative in Congress telling them to add their name to the Khanna-Jayapal letter (current signers include Khanna, Jayapal, Grijalva, Omar, Hank Johnson) and join the Cicilline legislation as an original co-sponsor.

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 House of Representatives,

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 speak out against the Trump administration’s strategy of regime change, including the possibility of a U.S. military intervention.

U.S. economic sanctions have devastated Venezuela’s economy, exacerbating 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. Mexico and Uruguay have offered to mediate, as has the Pope. A democratic process, not a coup, should be supported.

Please add your name to the Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal Dear Colleague letter to Mike Pompeo (current signers are Khanna, Jayapal, Grijalva, Omar, and Hank Johnson) addressing the harm US sanctions are having on the Venezuelan people and the need for dialogue facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope.

Please also become an original co-sponsor of Representative David Cicilline’s legislation, 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 legislation, please encourage revision of the legislation’s over the top “horror of the Maduro regime” language. It should be toned down and revised to be similar to the Khanna-Jayapal letter, which contains 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.

Sincerely,

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  • Mitchell Ewing
    signed 2019-01-26 12:25:24 -0500
    Back talks not heavy-handed intervention and cruel sanctions. Citgo’s profits should be returned to Venezuela. Chavez had more compassion for our poor in winter than our own gov’t. Follow Mexico’s lead.
  • Dr. Nancy Redman-Furey
    signed 2019-01-26 12:25:08 -0500
  • Cynthia A Sohaili
    signed 2019-01-26 12:24:48 -0500
  • Tom Nulty Jr
    signed 2019-01-26 12:24:44 -0500
  • Glenn Williams
    signed 2019-01-26 12:23:54 -0500
  • Ernest Rosenthal
    signed 2019-01-26 12:23:31 -0500
  • Steve Shapiro
    signed 2019-01-26 12:22:26 -0500
  • Fr. Jim Hoffman
    signed 2019-01-26 12:22:14 -0500
    Fr. Jim Hofffman OFM
  • david walsh
    signed 2019-01-26 12:21:43 -0500
  • Anna Meehan
    signed 2019-01-26 12:21:18 -0500
  • judith ackerman
    signed 2019-01-26 12:20:10 -0500
  • Maha Shakhashiri
    signed 2019-01-26 12:20:09 -0500
  • Peter Schneider
    signed 2019-01-26 12:18:37 -0500
  • Carol Wright
    signed 2019-01-26 12:18:28 -0500
  • Timothy Havel
    signed 2019-01-26 12:18:24 -0500
    Please don’t turn Venezuela into another Syria. Enough is enough, and the US has done more than enough to the world’s poor and indigenous workers already!
  • Travis Jennings
    signed 2019-01-26 12:17:27 -0500
  • Sarah McKee
    signed 2019-01-26 12:17:02 -0500
    The 2009 coup in Honduras has been a murderous nightmare for the Honduran people. This coup sounds just as bad if not worse.
  • Pat Labuda
    signed 2019-01-26 12:16:24 -0500
  • Atlantis
    signed 2019-01-26 12:15:53 -0500
  • Phyllis Perna
    signed 2019-01-26 12:15:33 -0500
  • Laura Goldberg
    signed 2019-01-26 12:15:07 -0500
  • Randolph Sharpe
    signed 2019-01-26 12:15:04 -0500
    If we don’t support democratic forces abroad we are allowing other countries’ autocrats to oppress and exploit their people. What would Washington, Jefferson, & Lincoln say about us? Nothing good.
  • Nino Lama
    signed 2019-01-26 12:14:05 -0500
  • Eric Van Essche
    @ericve007 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 12:13:48 -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=790815
  • Eldon Grossman
    signed 2019-01-26 12:13:33 -0500
  • Susan macomson
    signed 2019-01-26 12:13:32 -0500
    We now are giving more of our tax dollars to the MIC because our companies think they have a right to oil in every country in the world. That our companies have a right to make weapons so we need to have wars so they can continue to make weapons. We spend more of our tax dollars on the destruction of other governments and countries then we do on education, healthcare, research, eviroment, food safety. WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO TOPPLE VENEZUELA"S ELECTED GOVERNMENT.
  • mohsen shenas
    signed 2019-01-26 12:13:24 -0500
  • Eric Van Essche
    signed 2019-01-26 12:13:23 -0500
    Ask Trump to act as he said during his fight against Hillary in 2016 : pull off foreign countries and mind US business in the US. STOP sanctions hurting the people in Venezuela.
  • Elizabeth Gioumousis
    signed 2019-01-26 12:13:08 -0500
  • William G Gonzalez
    @wgonzalezgarcia tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 12:12:21 -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=664055
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