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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  • Jeffrey Hemenez
    signed 2019-01-28 12:05:47 -0500
  • Katherine Renfro
    signed 2019-01-28 12:00:47 -0500
  • Dan Aurian-Blajeni
    signed 2019-01-28 11:59:58 -0500
  • Clayton M. Cunha Filho
    signed 2019-01-28 11:58:33 -0500
  • Javier Velilla
    @garravelilla tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-28 11:54:10 -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=774549
  • Normand L Beaudet
    signed via 2019-01-28 11:41:34 -0500
  • Sally Bland
    signed 2019-01-28 11:27:49 -0500
  • Lydia Gilligan
    signed 2019-01-28 11:24:27 -0500
  • Stephen Slaner
    signed 2019-01-28 11:11:13 -0500
    Stephen Slaner
  • Mike Kuhlenbeck
    signed 2019-01-28 10:56:09 -0500
  • Melek Korel
    @Melek__Korel tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-28 10:54:46 -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=574613
  • Melek Korel
    signed 2019-01-28 10:54:44 -0500
  • Michele Temple
    signed 2019-01-28 10:46:34 -0500
  • Melissa Fleming
    signed 2019-01-28 10:44:36 -0500
    Melissa Fleming
  • Drew Hunkins
    signed 2019-01-28 10:44:03 -0500
    Drew Hunkins
  • Jean Nandi
    signed 2019-01-28 10:41:06 -0500
    STOP CIVIL WAR in VENEZUELA! Our actions and Sanctions are fomenting war and have ruined their economy. We have NO BUSINESS interfering with other countries!
  • Donna Bonetti
    signed 2019-01-28 10:40:25 -0500
  • Mary Dinino
    signed 2019-01-28 10:38:27 -0500
    Mary Dinino
  • Evelyn Haas
    signed 2019-01-28 10:34:08 -0500
  • jon forster
    signed 2019-01-28 10:33:45 -0500
    democratic legislators: if you want to get re-elected start speaking out now! stop the sanctions against venezuala, which are meant to de-stabilize the country and make it easier to say its a failed state. we dont need anymore us imperialism this century!
  • Jerry Mawhorter
    signed 2019-01-28 10:31:49 -0500
  • Doug Mann
    signed 2019-01-28 10:21:27 -0500
  • Robert Croonquist
    signed 2019-01-28 10:19:11 -0500
  • Kenneth Ashe
    signed 2019-01-28 10:15:47 -0500
    Take care of the problems here at home. Don’t be creating more problems for people in other countries.
  • Betty Gorman
    signed 2019-01-28 10:12:51 -0500
  • Emily Rosenberg
    signed 2019-01-28 09:56:29 -0500
    Emily Rosenberg
  • Lucymarie Ruth
    signed 2019-01-28 09:46:37 -0500
    Lucymarie Ruth
  • Colin Royle
    signed 2019-01-28 09:46:02 -0500
    Shamefully, Canada also supporting the coup. How does destabilizing Venezuela further the interests of Canadians Mr. Trudeau ?
  • Stephen Keast
    signed 2019-01-28 09:41:26 -0500
  • Kathleen Mcleod
    signed 2019-01-28 09:39:39 -0500
    stop sanctions and leave this government to their own affairs.
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