#SaveDemocracy: Presidential Elections Now in Venezuela

#SaveDemocracy: Presidential Elections Now in Venezuela

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Dear friends,

Please take a look at this urgent film to get up to speed on what is happening in Venezuela. 

As Venezuelan citizens and activists, we are respectfully asking for your support to pressure the Nicolas Maduro dictatorial regime until free and fair presidential elections are held in Venezuela. Venezuelans need a democratically elected government that can begin to address the massive humanitarian crisis in the country.

Venezuela may have slipped from the news, but the humanitarian crisis in the country hasn't gone away - it's gotten worse. And the international community has been distracted. Yet for the first time in years, Venezuelans may have reasons to be hopeful again. An important meeting is taking place in Mexico where the Maduro regime will meet with representatives of the democratic opposition, including the internationally recognized interim government led by Juan Guaidó, to negotiate a peaceful end of the political crisis that's been crippling the country since fraudulent presidential elections in 2018.

Maduro will want to use these negotiations to get concessions without giving up anything of value. We need to use every ounce of pressure we can to make sure his dictatorial regime agrees to presidential elections before the US, Canada, the European Union agree to concessions that allow him to stay in power longer and extend the unprecedented humanitarian crisis that is ravaging the country.

One of the key reasons why the Maduro regime is even negotiating in the first place is because of the targeted sanctions that have closed its main sources of income. Key countries like the US, Canada, and members of the European Union should make it clear they will only lift sanctions after Venezuelans have been able to elect a new government through free and fair presidential elections. 

Venezuelans need our solidarity more than ever. Please sign this petition for free and fair presidential elections in Venezuela, and share this video with everyone you know. We need more and more people to join this movement and amplify the voices of everyday Venezuelans to help them get the change they need. 

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