Tell Washington to Stop Funding the Honduran Police and Military!
After the June 28, 2009 military coup in Honduras that overthrew democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya, a citizens’ movement united to struggle for democracy and justice in Honduras. This movement continued after the illegitimate 2010 election of President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo and has carried on to this day. We in the United States bear a special responsibility to take action, given our government's shameful economic, diplomatic and political support for the violent coup regime in Honduras, as well as increased U.S. militarization of the region. While trade unions, students, campesinos, and teachers continue to struggle for economic and social justice, human rights violations and violence against the Honduran people are increasing.
We must keep the pressure on! Send a message to your members of Congress! Ask them to contact Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and call for:
AN END TO U.S. MILITARY AND POLICE FUNDING FOR HONDURAS! RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY!