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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  • carl mcgarry
    signed 2019-01-26 13:10:38 -0500
    our meddling in latin america created the recent flood of immigrants. do we not learn from our mistakes. plus we should not pick and choose with human rights and meddle with other countries politics. we should set the example, even though we recently got played by the russians. with republicans being complicit
  • Ronlyn Schwartz
    signed 2019-01-26 13:09:48 -0500
    Ronlyn Schwartz
  • Maria Smith
    signed 2019-01-26 13:09:43 -0500
  • russ ziegler
    signed 2019-01-26 13:08:21 -0500
  • Nancy Gilkyson
    signed 2019-01-26 13:06:51 -0500
  • Miriam Adams
    @miriam12 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 13:05:56 -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=403942
  • Miriam Adams
    signed 2019-01-26 13:05:43 -0500
    STOP the interference and sanctions of Venezuela!!
  • Dan Yarwood
    signed 2019-01-26 13:05:27 -0500
  • Christie Fox
    @Christie_Foxx tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 13:03:41 -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=471062
  • Anita Shenkman
    signed 2019-01-26 13:02:39 -0500
  • Elaine Dorough Johnson
    signed 2019-01-26 13:02:25 -0500
  • John Nikkel
    signed 2019-01-26 13:01:58 -0500
  • Carol Lopes
    signed 2019-01-26 13:01:20 -0500
    We don’t want another US based-destabilized, failed state like Honduras. We will have another wave of Venezuelans coming north.
  • Matthew Travers
    signed 2019-01-26 13:00:58 -0500
  • Ingrid Rochester
    signed 2019-01-26 13:00:50 -0500
  • Denise Marlowe
    signed 2019-01-26 12:58:53 -0500
  • Arleen Kalenich-Pace
    signed 2019-01-26 12:58:46 -0500
  • Irene Abbotts
    signed 2019-01-26 12:58:13 -0500
  • Courtney Petersen
    signed 2019-01-26 12:57:55 -0500
    The US HAS NO RIGHT TO OVERTHROW GOVERNMENTS. OUR HYPOCRISY IS SHAMEFUL. WE ARE PARTIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ECONOMIC WOES.
  • Karen Deora
    signed 2019-01-26 12:57:36 -0500
  • Daniel Grassi
    signed 2019-01-26 12:55:56 -0500
  • marvin cohen
    signed 2019-01-26 12:55:55 -0500
  • Patricia Alessy
    signed 2019-01-26 12:55:37 -0500
  • Mario Margheri
    signed 2019-01-26 12:55:14 -0500
    Mario Margheri
  • Radia Amari
    signed 2019-01-26 12:54:55 -0500
  • Lois White
    signed 2019-01-26 12:52:58 -0500
  • Kathy Sabatini
    signed 2019-01-26 12:52:45 -0500
  • Anon
    @magdalrose tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 12:52:13 -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=54650
  • Karen Bednarek
    signed 2019-01-26 12:51:39 -0500
    We don’t want other countries interfering in our elections.

    We need to stop interfering in theirs.

    End the crippling killing sanctions!
  • Linette Schreiber
    signed 2019-01-26 12:51:32 -0500
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