Thank Your Rep. for Co-Sponsoring the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act!
March 2nd marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres, the beloved Honduran Indigenous and environmental rights leader, and Witness for Peace continues to demand justice for her brutal, politically-motivated murder.
With the election of Donald Trump, and especially Trump’s appointment of Gen. John Kelly--who supports military aid to/militarization of Honduras--as Homeland Security Secretary, the voices of opposition to U.S. support for these perpetrators of grotesque human rights abuses are more important than ever. The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act has been re-introduced in this new Congress, and we need your help shoring up support for the legislation! Please call today to thank your Representative for co-sponsoring the bill!
“My name is _____. I'm a constituent from (your town/city) in (your state), and I’m calling to express my deep gratitude to Rep. _____ for her/his leadership in co-sponsoring The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, H.R. 1299, and ask her/him to encourage her/his colleagues to join the bill as co-sponsors. I'm grateful for her/his work on this landmark piece of legislation to promote justice for human rights defenders like Berta Cáceres in Honduras, who do such incredible work in the face of immense danger. Thanks again to Rep. ____ for her/his leadership, and I hope she/he will do everything possible to make the bill successful.”