Oppose Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela!

Venezuela’s fall is the single largest economic collapse outside of war in at least 45 years, economists say. Why is the only solution being discussed seriously a US military intervention? Of course, we want to help the Venezuelan people, but will a US military strike help anyone?

The reality is that there is no U.S. military solution to the crisis in Venezuela, and it would only bring more chaos and suffering to the Venezuelan people who are struggling under a grave economic and food crisis. We trust the Venezuelan people to determine their leadership without US intervention.

Rep. Adam Smith chairs the powerful House Armed Services Committee We want his support for HR 1004, the Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act, introduced by Rep. Cicciline of Rhode Island. The bill would prevent funding from being appropriated in the event of an unauthorized U.S. military intervention in Venezuela, and was recently reported favorably out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.


House opposition to U.S. military intervention could not come at a more urgent time. President Trump and his advisors have continued to reiterate that “all options are on the table” for Venezuela, with Trump reportedly claiming early in his presidency that Venezuela is the “country we should be going to war with. They have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.”

Rep. Jayapal is already a Cosponsor.

ACTION: Thank Rep. Jayapal & Ask Rep. Smith to lead!

• Rep. Adam Smith: DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

• Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Sample Script for Rep. Smith:

"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I would like to urge Rep. Smith to support H.R. 1004, the Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act. This legislation is sitting before the Armed Services Committee, after receiving favorable mark-up in the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Trump administration has continuously stated that they are willing to consider military intervention in Venezuela, which would only further suffering for the Venezuelan people. We urge you to co-sponsor this bill and support a clean mark-up in your committee as soon as possible to send the message that the Trump administration does not have the authority to take us to war in Venezuela without Congress's approval.”

Sample Script for Rep. Jayapal:

"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I'm calling to thank Rep. Jayapal for Cosponsoring HR 1004 preventing unauthorized military action in Venezuela. There is no U.S. military solution to Venezuela."

Tuesday

#StopTheBans

Rally for Abortion Rights

Seattle City Hall

Noon-1pm

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Tuesday Evening:

Washington State labor Council

7pm-9pm

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019!

Join Rep. Jayapal's District Director Rachel Berkson to break down both the policy and the strategy behind making Medicare for All the law.

And yes, we know it's complicated. That's why we're having this meeting! All are welcome! Bring questions and find out how you can help!

Bottom Line:

The current healthcare system in the United States is ineffective, inefficient and outrageously expensive. Something must change.

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