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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  • Barb Ray
    signed 2019-01-26 11:26:47 -0500
  • Christine Harvey
    signed 2019-01-26 11:26:19 -0500
  • Genie Silver
    signed 2019-01-26 11:25:57 -0500
  • Michelle Galecki
    signed 2019-01-26 11:25:28 -0500
  • David Thibodeaux
    signed 2019-01-26 11:25:17 -0500
  • Robert Kastner
    signed 2019-01-26 11:25:13 -0500
  • Michael O'Neil
    signed 2019-01-26 11:25:12 -0500
  • Bruce Yost
    signed 2019-01-26 11:25:03 -0500
  • Nancy Wangler
    signed 2019-01-26 11:25:01 -0500
  • Cecile Pineda
    signed 2019-01-26 11:24:38 -0500
  • Teresa Hommel
    signed 2019-01-26 11:24:34 -0500
  • Carol J. Loomis
    signed 2019-01-26 11:24:31 -0500
  • Mary Lawhon
    signed 2019-01-26 11:24:28 -0500
    Please stop the US from going down this awful road again. Venezuela is a sovereign country and the people there have to decide who will govern them. Maduro won an election. The US cannot handpick the person who will govern the country. Not in my name.
  • M. Asi
    signed 2019-01-26 11:24:25 -0500
  • michael gertz
    signed 2019-01-26 11:24:05 -0500
  • Mary Ann McDonough
    signed 2019-01-26 11:24:02 -0500
  • Jo Kilburn
    signed 2019-01-26 11:23:46 -0500
    Jo Kilburn
  • Lindsay Hope Kern
    signed 2019-01-26 11:23:22 -0500
  • Mike Young
    signed 2019-01-26 11:23:12 -0500
  • Jared Katsiane
    signed 2019-01-26 11:23:07 -0500
  • Forrest Hopping
    signed 2019-01-26 11:22:59 -0500
  • Seth Mirsky
    signed 2019-01-26 11:22:57 -0500
  • Bea Volpe
    signed 2019-01-26 11:22:54 -0500
    Bea Volpe
  • Elise Rackmill
    signed 2019-01-26 11:22:26 -0500
  • Ziona Schulthess
    signed 2019-01-26 11:22:10 -0500
  • Lana May
    signed 2019-01-26 11:22:10 -0500
    Venezuelans are suffering enough. Let them run their own government. The U.S. has NO business interfering.
  • Mazhar Syed
    signed 2019-01-26 11:22:02 -0500
    Mazhar Syed
  • Ariel Gold
    signed 2019-01-26 11:21:34 -0500
  • Joseph Sain
    signed 2019-01-26 11:21:31 -0500
  • Ariel Gold
    @ArielElyseGold tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-26 10:45:44 -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=686775
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