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.

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 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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Robert Weingart
Mary Ann Jones
Carolyn Poinelli
Michael Betz
Carl Stilwell
Jan Strout
Kathy Dahl-Bredine
Donald Mackler
Jeff Granger
Bernadette Cronin-Geller and Lawrence Geller
Kim Sellon
Tatiana Schlaffer
Teresa King
Edie Pistolesi
Eugenia Kuttler
David Brodsky
Iraj Yamin-Esfandiary
Anne Petrokubi
A.L. Steiner
Gene Ulmer
Robert Brose
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Marcia Halligan
Ann Mallozzi
Mary Ann Kopydlowski, RN
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  • Robert Weingart
    signed 2019-01-28 00:17:11 -0500
  • Mary Ann Jones
    signed 2019-01-27 23:09:20 -0500
  • Carolyn Poinelli
    signed 2019-01-27 23:02:28 -0500
  • Michael Betz
    signed 2019-01-27 23:01:52 -0500
    Trump administration has no credibility.
  • Carl Stilwell
    signed 2019-01-27 22:07:04 -0500
  • Jan Strout
    signed 2019-01-27 22:06:13 -0500
  • Kathy Dahl-Bredine
    signed 2019-01-27 21:48:54 -0500
  • Donald Mackler
    signed 2019-01-27 21:44:19 -0500
  • Jeff Granger
    signed 2019-01-27 21:44:01 -0500
    The United States needs to promote democracy in our own country, where it is seriously under threat, and stop threatening it in Venezuela, in a transparent bid to control that country’s oil.
  • Bernadette Cronin-Geller and Lawrence Geller
    signed 2019-01-27 21:15:24 -0500
  • Kim Sellon
    signed 2019-01-27 20:48:36 -0500
  • Tatiana Schlaffer
    signed 2019-01-27 19:39:13 -0500
  • Teresa King
    signed 2019-01-27 17:54:28 -0500
    Support the people of Venezuela by lifting sanctions, please. The US needs to stop getting involved in the elections of other countries.
  • Edie Pistolesi
    signed 2019-01-27 17:42:43 -0500
  • Eugenia Kuttler
    signed 2019-01-27 17:34:04 -0500
  • David Brodsky
    signed 2019-01-27 17:25:35 -0500
  • Iraj Yamin-Esfandiary
    signed 2019-01-27 17:01:38 -0500
  • Anne Petrokubi
    signed 2019-01-27 17:00:14 -0500
  • A.L. Steiner
    signed 2019-01-27 16:38:00 -0500
  • Gene Ulmer
    @hometheaterboy tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-27 16:17:46 -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=348603
  • Gene Ulmer
    signed 2019-01-27 16:17:41 -0500
  • Robert Brose
    signed 2019-01-27 16:07:50 -0500
  • thomas duranti
    signed 2019-01-27 15:59:13 -0500
  • Norto Sepulveda
    signed 2019-01-27 15:51:48 -0500
  • Kevin Gallagher
    @Honkyis tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-27 15:45:14 -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=393173
  • Marcia Halligan
    signed 2019-01-27 14:52:17 -0500
  • Ann Mallozzi
    signed 2019-01-27 14:47:51 -0500
  • Mary Ann Kopydlowski, RN
    signed 2019-01-27 14:29:07 -0500
  • Barbara A Gasdick
    signed 2019-01-27 14:24:42 -0500
  • Polly Mann
    signed 2019-01-27 14:20:35 -0500
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