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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  • Lester Orszulak
    signed 2019-01-29 07:46:22 -0500
  • Justin and Anne Morahan
    signed 2019-01-29 07:36:01 -0500
    Mr Trump: Have you not done enough damage in supporting Saudi Arabia in destroying Yemen and its children without involving US yet again in interference in South America? You know that your sanctions have contributed to the fall of the economy there. I thought you said US would mind its own business.
  • Ml Ewing
    signed 2019-01-29 07:15:37 -0500
  • Ardalan Qaragozlu
    signed 2019-01-29 05:43:08 -0500
  • Joyce Follingstad Follingstad
    signed 2019-01-29 02:29:36 -0500
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    @cpapermaster tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-29 01:51:13 -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=60195
  • Cynthia Papermaster
    signed 2019-01-29 01:51:00 -0500
  • Steve Eklund
    signed 2019-01-29 00:59:57 -0500
    Let’s try to make the situation in Honduras better so the Hondurans don’t want to leave.

    I lived in Honduras for 3 1/2 years in the seventies. I was treated very well by the Honduran people.
  • Jeffrey R E Martin
    @spiderzjay tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-29 00:33:20 -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=652988
  • Jeffrey Martin
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  • Laura Standley
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  • Theresa Alt
    signed 2019-01-28 23:58:45 -0500
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  • Joe Hay
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  • Sergia Coffey
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  • Andrea Howard
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  • Russell Lyons
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  • Robert Beebe
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  • Emily Rothman
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  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2019-01-28 18:52:22 -0500
  • yasmin solomon
    signed 2019-01-28 18:15:38 -0500
    Yankee Go Home! US hands off Venezuela! Now. no more interference in Latin America.
  • Vincent Ciccone
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  • Jelica Roland
    signed 2019-01-28 17:53:29 -0500
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  • Jan Pierson
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    Jan Pierson
  • Erma Lewis
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