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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  • Holly Graham
    signed 2019-01-26 12:31:15 -0500
    Socialism is not a threat to freedom. Keep US military meddling out of Venezuela.
  • Elisa Welch
    signed 2019-01-26 12:30:37 -0500
  • Mary E. O'Kiersey
    signed 2019-01-26 12:30:34 -0500
  • Eddie Hines
    signed 2019-01-26 12:30:33 -0500
  • Gérard Couchoud
    signed 2019-01-26 12:30:30 -0500
  • Max Obuszewski
    signed 2019-01-26 12:30:26 -0500
    Dialogue is needed, and not a coup.
  • Thomas O'Grady
    signed 2019-01-26 12:28:07 -0500
  • Bill Vandivier
    signed 2019-01-26 12:27:43 -0500
  • Jan Ellis
    signed 2019-01-26 12:27:07 -0500
    Stay out of it,it’s not our business!!!!
  • Paco Rivera
    @PacoRivera12 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 12:27:00 -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=470854
  • Ed (Paco) Rivera
    signed 2019-01-26 12:26:48 -0500
  • Michael deYcaza
    signed 2019-01-26 12:26:27 -0500
  • Eileen Brenner
    signed 2019-01-26 12:26:24 -0500
  • Lisa Savage
    signed 2019-01-26 12:26:23 -0500
  • Miriana Demas
    signed 2019-01-26 12:26:19 -0500
  • Lauren Linda Linda
    signed 2019-01-26 12:25:36 -0500
  • Cyndra Sohaili
    @Cyndra2 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 12:25:36 -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=355060
  • Nancy Redman-Furey
    signed 2019-01-26 12:25:08 -0500
  • Cyndra Sohaili
    signed 2019-01-26 12:24:48 -0500
  • Tom Nulty
    signed 2019-01-26 12:24:44 -0500
  • Glenn Williams
    signed 2019-01-26 12:23:54 -0500
  • Ernest Rosenthal
    signed 2019-01-26 12:23:31 -0500
  • Steve Shapiro
    signed 2019-01-26 12:22:26 -0500
  • Fr. Jim Hoffman
    signed 2019-01-26 12:22:14 -0500
    Fr. Jim Hofffman OFM
  • david walsh
    signed 2019-01-26 12:21:43 -0500
  • Anna Meehan
    signed 2019-01-26 12:21:18 -0500
  • Judith Ackerman
    signed 2019-01-26 12:20:10 -0500
  • Maha Shakhashiri
    signed 2019-01-26 12:20:09 -0500
  • Peter Schneider
    signed 2019-01-26 12:18:37 -0500
  • Carol Wright
    signed 2019-01-26 12:18:28 -0500
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