Representative are to co-sponsor HR 1299, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act AND to oppose Trump’s supplemental budget request for more detention, deportation, fear, and his wall of hate


 

Dear Kevin,

This year we are asking you to take part in our 2017 Spring Days of Action/Lobby Days by lobbying your Representative and organizing local actions in your home districts.

Between April 11-21, and May 8-12, Members of Congress will be having “in district” work weeks. Our two lobby asks are for your Representative are to co-sponsor HR 1299, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act AND to oppose Trump’s supplemental budget request for more detention, deportation, fear, and his wall of hate that damages border communities and does nothing for “security”. As we said at the Encuentro, we need to #BuildBridgesNotWalls!

Click here to RSVP, and we will follow up with you with information on how to schedule your lobby appointment, lobbying materials, and dates for an online/phone training.

If lobbying is not your thing, you can still let your elected officials know how you feel and take part in Nonviolent Direct Action. We even have a few recent examples of ways to be effective besides formal lobbying appointments. Our latest NVDA took place last week, as the sister and niece of Berta Cáceres, SOA Watch, and the Latin American & Caribbean Action Network disrupted the meeting of the corrupt President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, and members of the House Central America Caucus. The protest was covered by Democracy Now!, the Guardian, and in Spanish language press! See video of the action  at this link.

Constituents also recently attended a Town Hall hosted by the founder of the Central America Caucus, Rep. Norma Torres. One of them received loud applause after asking Rep. Torres why she refuses to support the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act. See video here. These are but two examples of how the passion of even a few activists can make a difference for the people of Honduras!

For more information on participating in the 2017 Spring Days from your home area, RSVP today, or contact Arturo at arturo@soaw.org

Berta Vive! La Lucha Sigue!

SOA Watch


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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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