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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  • Anita Rapone
    signed 2019-01-26 11:35:33 -0500
  • Ross Heckmann
    @RossHeckmann tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 11:35:06 -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=60321
  • Antonia Shouse
    signed 2019-01-26 11:35:05 -0500
    SPEAK OUT IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THIS CRIMINAL COUP.
  • Charlie Cooper
    signed 2019-01-26 11:34:50 -0500
    Beware! Trump may want a war to divert attention from his other troubles.
  • Ken Knabb
    signed 2019-01-26 11:34:40 -0500
  • Ross Heckmann
    signed 2019-01-26 11:34:38 -0500
  • Joanie Levine
    signed 2019-01-26 11:34:14 -0500
  • Mrs. Judith G. Anderson
    @ladygingermint tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 11:34:08 -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=518643
  • Charles Heinrichs
    signed 2019-01-26 11:34:04 -0500
  • Richard Fenner
    signed 2019-01-26 11:34:02 -0500
  • Judith Anderson
    signed 2019-01-26 11:33:52 -0500
  • Susan Forste
    signed 2019-01-26 11:33:26 -0500
  • Ahmed Alkhateeb
    signed 2019-01-26 11:33:23 -0500
  • terrence doran
    signed 2019-01-26 11:33:21 -0500
    The U.S. is the world’s largest and most dangerous bully. It seems to take delight in inflicting misery on the people of other countries, and right here at home as well.
  • David Gurarie
    signed 2019-01-26 11:32:48 -0500
  • Sue Jarrard
    signed 2019-01-26 11:32:46 -0500
  • Irana Shepherd
    signed 2019-01-26 11:32:41 -0500
  • Michael Gosch
    signed 2019-01-26 11:32:20 -0500
  • Joseph & Lynn DiBlanca
    signed 2019-01-26 11:32:18 -0500
  • Ted Shohfi
    signed 2019-01-26 11:32:17 -0500
  • Bonnie Shapiro
    signed 2019-01-26 11:31:56 -0500
  • Pierre Labossiere
    signed 2019-01-26 11:31:55 -0500
  • Rodger H. Kroell
    signed 2019-01-26 11:31:51 -0500
  • Regina Kolber
    signed 2019-01-26 11:31:20 -0500
  • MaryLois Hilton
    signed 2019-01-26 11:31:14 -0500
  • Jane Chischilly
    signed 2019-01-26 11:30:43 -0500
    The far right oligarchs just want to take over the country for their corporate interests, so the can Pillage and Plunder at will. Rape Ravage and Destroy is their motto…. with “our” military as their enablers.
  • Barbara Kantola
    signed 2019-01-26 11:30:24 -0500
    Stop the Coup and stop displacing more people who will want to come to the USA to be attacked by Trump.
  • Sheinfeld Susan
    signed 2019-01-26 11:30:23 -0500
  • Dana Bartelt
    signed 2019-01-26 11:29:45 -0500
  • Susan Sammis
    signed 2019-01-26 11:29:38 -0500
    What Sec. of State Pompeo’s words yesterday at OAS said, applies more to the administration he represents than it does to Venezuela.
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