Thursday, March 29, 2012

end to U.S. military and police aid to Honduras

Over 1,000 of you contacted your representatives urging them to sign on to a Dear Colleague letter calling for an end to U.S. military and police aid to Honduras. Thanks to your efforts, 94 members of Congress signed on to this important letter!

To read the final version of Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s letter to Secretary Clinton with the full list of signatures, click here. Also, to hear a great interview with Rep. Schakowsky discussing the letter, please click here.

We are inspired by the response we received from you. In addition to taking the time to send a letter to your representatives, we know that some of you continued to make follow-up calls to your representative until she/he signed on. You are part of the grassroots movement seeking justice for Hondurans suffering the impact of military and police aid. Thank you.

If your representative signed on to the letter, please take a moment to thank her/him. Call the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected to your representative's office. You can find the full list of signatories here.

As independent Honduran journalist, Gilda Silvestrucci stated in our recent interview with her, “Historically [U.S. military aid] is one of the biggest things that supports the violations of human rights in this country.” Thank you again for your support in helping end this cycle.

In Solidarity,

Brooke Denmark, Christine Goffredo and Riahl O'Malley
Witness for Peace Nicaragua International Team

tens of thousands of people make their way to Mexico on mixed migration routes every year. They include victims of gang violence who need protection.

orphanage emmanuel

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