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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  • David Wilkerson
    signed 2019-01-26 11:48:42 -0500
    David Wilkerson
  • James Gibbs
    signed 2019-01-26 11:48:34 -0500
  • Marlis Stoner
    signed 2019-01-26 11:47:56 -0500
  • Anne Marie Gloaguen
    signed 2019-01-26 11:47:09 -0500
  • Trisha Kiersey
    signed 2019-01-26 11:46:18 -0500
  • Rev. Joyce de Velder
    signed 2019-01-26 11:46:00 -0500
  • Jeffrey Hall
    signed 2019-01-26 11:45:38 -0500
  • Shirley Sheffield
    signed 2019-01-26 11:45:06 -0500
  • Victoria Szatkowski
    signed 2019-01-26 11:44:59 -0500
  • Mary McAuliffe
    signed 2019-01-26 11:44:54 -0500
  • John DuBois
    signed 2019-01-26 11:44:08 -0500
  • walda katz-fishman
    signed 2019-01-26 11:43:51 -0500
    democracy is a political process we must support not just here at homes, but in all US relations across the globe….. the future of humanity & the planet hang in the balance …. love in struggle
  • Andrew Seles
    signed 2019-01-26 11:43:26 -0500
  • Garver Osorio
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  • Robert Wallace
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  • Geraldine Booth
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  • Becky Rafter
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  • Richard Perras
    signed 2019-01-26 11:41:36 -0500
  • Miriam Vieni
    signed 2019-01-26 11:41:32 -0500
    The Democratic Party should not be supporting US interference with the governments of other countries. This is dangerous.
  • Gordon Beeferman
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  • Pat Whelan
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  • Bill Dain
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  • Barbara Evans
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  • William Fisk
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    William Fisk
  • Hassan Syed
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  • Richard Johnson
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  • Molly Mclaughlin
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  • Lee Hutchings
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