Support H.R. 1004: No War on Venezuela!

The U.S. is orchestrating a coup in Venezuela that is likely to lead to bloodshed — even civil war. Instead of meddling in 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 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 — as is evidenced by people fleeing U.S.-orchestrated violence across Latin America and seeking refuge at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Legislation is underway in Congress to promote a peaceful solution. H.R. 1004 seeks “To prohibit the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities with respect to Venezuela.” Introduced by Representatives David Cicilline, this legislation makes it clear to President Trump that without congressional authorization — authorization he does NOT have — he may not use military force in Venezuela.


Dear House of Representatives,

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 speak out against the Trump administration’s policy of regime change, including the possibility of a military intervention, by adding your name to H.R. 1004 which seeks “To prohibit the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities with respect to Venezuela, and for other purposes.”

U.S. economic sanctions have devastated Venezuela’s economy, exacerbating 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. Mexico and Uruguay have offered to mediate, as has the Pope. A democratic process, not a coup, should be supported and no matter what we must not let the U.S. go to war with another country.

I ask you to co-sponsor Representative David Cicilline’s legislation, H.R. 1004, making it clear to President Trump that without congressional authorization, military force may not be used in Venezuela. After co-sponsoring the legislation, please also add your name to the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Representatives Khanna and Jayapal and encourage revision of the H.R. 1004’s over the top “horror of the Maduro regime” language. H.R. 1004 should emphasize our commitment to honoring the democratic decisions of other countries and revised to reflect the harm being done to the Venezuelan people by U.S. sanctions and the need for dialogue to move forward to solve this crisis peacefully.

Sincerely,

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Elisabeth Hills
Michael Wright
Arlene Hickory
Montie Rogers
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Yo soy Venezolano De Verdad
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David Glass
James Gonzalez
Alexei Grigoriev
Zhi Low
Jeffrey Bradian
Francisco Javier Velilla Puertolas
Luca Clemente
Roger Pelizzzari
Nancy Knieriem
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  • Rosa K
    signed 2019-08-12 11:51:35 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-08-09 10:01:34 -0400
    No government. Surveillance. Please. No wars…stop. Firing. Wars. Overseas. No National. ids. No. Global. ids. Please. End. inHumane. Businesses. Of. Wars. MEANING. Silence. Forever…No. Matter what
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-26 07:23:56 -0400
    Don’t let the Trump administration start a war on Venezuela. Support H.R. 1004 in Congress. #HandsOffVenezuela #NoalgolpeenVenezuela https://www.codepink.org/hr1004?recruiter_id=836867
  • steven michael mahakian
    signed 2019-07-02 12:02:46 -0400
  • Elisabeth Hills
    signed 2019-06-06 14:58:04 -0400
  • Michael Wright
    signed 2019-06-03 21:04:27 -0400
  • Arlene Hickory
    signed 2019-05-25 11:34:57 -0400
    This is an opportunity to demonstrate how to live with “Meaning”. In this era of distractions, violence, indifference to the pain of others….signing a document to declare caring for our fellow humans is a start in reclaiming our humanity.
  • Montie Rogers
    signed 2019-05-25 00:21:25 -0400
  • Michael Lindley
    signed 2019-05-19 17:20:07 -0400
    PEACE
  • Yo soy Venezolano De Verdad
    signed 2019-05-13 18:46:08 -0400
    ITS NOT ABOUT TRUMP YOU IGNORAMOUSES ITS ABOUT FREEDOM IN VENEZUELA WHY DONT YOU GO BLINDLY SUPPORT ISIS AND STFU
  • Maduro Blows
    signed 2019-05-13 18:29:27 -0400
    You are not Venezuelan you were just a confuseD White person with no life. What sucks is you have the audacity to speak for my country. Go fuck yourself
  • David Glass
    signed 2019-05-13 14:26:39 -0400
    No war in Venezuela or Iran- US stop obvious efforts to provoke one.
  • James Gonzalez
    signed 2019-05-10 22:45:19 -0400
    James Gonzalez
  • Alexei Grigoriev
    signed 2019-05-10 18:35:03 -0400
    US relentless aggression against “disobedient” nations must be stopped.
  • Zhi Low
    signed 2019-05-10 12:19:44 -0400
  • Jeffrey Bradian
    signed 2019-05-10 09:30:03 -0400
  • Javier Velilla
    @jvelilla1960 tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-09 16:15:06 -0400
    Don’t let the Trump administration start a war on Venezuela. Support H.R. 1004 in Congress. #HandsOffVenezuela #NoalgolpeenVenezuela https://www.codepink.org/hr1004?recruiter_id=807438
  • Francisco Javier Velilla Puertolas
    signed 2019-05-09 16:14:54 -0400
  • Luca Clemente
    signed 2019-05-09 14:45:35 -0400
  • Roger Pelizzzari
    signed 2019-05-09 10:11:20 -0400
  • Nancy Knieriem
    signed 2019-05-07 07:03:58 -0400
  • Kathleen Barrett
    signed 2019-05-06 12:19:14 -0400
  • Laurie McLaughlin
    signed 2019-05-06 10:15:21 -0400
    The US needs to stop toppling international governments – they have already inflicted so much hardship on Venezuela (and so many other countries, in Central and South America, in the Caribbean, and elsewhere in the world).
  • Kevin Smith
    signed 2019-05-05 21:33:03 -0400
    The far-right fascists in the USA are doing the same thing to Venezuela that they once did to Mexico. Long ago, the war with Mexico started by whites going to Mexico to live; they were welcomed by the people. Over time, more and more whites went there to live; once there was enough support from the whites, they started a coup against the Mexican government. That’s how we ended up with the state of TEXAS; we stole it from Mexico. They are doing the same thing in Venezuela; now that they have enough whites there, they are creating a coup to oust the native brown people from their own government. We cannot get accurate information about what’s going on in Venezuela from ANY USA based news source. The lies must stop!
  • Joel Suarez
    signed 2019-05-05 17:31:48 -0400
    Solo puedes comentar de Venezuela si vives en ella y vez lo que esta sucediendo, lastima que ni siquiera saben hablar español para entender lo que les estoy diciendo.


    Cualquier cosa que quieran saber de Venezuela me pueden escribir a mi correo

    joel.suarez1038@gmail.com
  • David Councilman
    signed 2019-05-05 09:05:07 -0400
  • Jerilyn Tabor
    signed 2019-05-05 08:41:24 -0400
  • Ralf Schuster
    signed 2019-05-03 19:06:40 -0400
  • dennis therry
    signed 2019-05-01 16:05:00 -0400
    How many military failures or regime changes does Pompeo, Pence, Bolton, Cruz and Abrams, need before he and his bible toting team of 19th Century colonialist realize that they’ve lost again and again. Due to their complete incompetence, unimaginable stupidity and brain beating hubris they should be spending their last days behind bars and delegated back to the reeking depths of the swamp from which they emerged and after a very long time of isolation transform into coprolite.
  • Phillip Pflager
    signed 2019-04-30 16:13:08 -0400
    I agree with the goal of Veterans For Peace to restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations. Hands off Venezuela! 
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