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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  • Sofia Okolowicz 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
  • steve 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?
  • robert duffy
    signed 2019-01-29 15:27:11 -0500
    robert duffy
  • Woodson Duncan
    signed 2019-01-29 15:26:05 -0500
  • Elizabeth Grant
    signed 2019-01-29 15:18:08 -0500
  • Mary Winklea
    signed 2019-01-29 15:17:51 -0500
  • Andy Douglas
    signed 2019-01-29 15:15:03 -0500
  • Petra Encinas Gutierrez
    signed 2019-01-29 15:11:59 -0500
  • Patrick Malone
    signed 2019-01-29 15:10:28 -0500
    I support lifting the economic sanctions on Venezuela. I advocate for open fair negotiations, rather than classified funding of coup and disruption techniques. I believe that American Citizens get to decide how we respond to Venezuelans, not just by our votes for American Politicians, but that for this to be a real democracy, that we are included in on such important decisions as these. I urge you to shut down any disruptive intereference in Venezuela. These interventions are harming Venezuelan Citizens. May you use all your powers to support a self-suffient sovereign democratic Venezuela, Fair Trade policies with the country and Open Dimplomacy. Thanks for acting on these matters now.
  • Alina Neagu
    @Black__Ellis tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-29 15:06:33 -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=777449
  • Alina Neagu
    signed 2019-01-29 15:06:24 -0500
  • Michael Rosenberg
    signed 2019-01-29 15:05:41 -0500
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