Support Peaceful Democratic Elections in Congo
Since 2016 students and church leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo have led non-violent protests demanding that Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, allow for free and fair elections mandated by the Congolese Constitution. Since then, Joseph Kabila has rebuked the Constitution and refused to step down as President. Protesters are being arrested, beaten and killed. Recently, Kabila's police have taken to firing live ammunition and tear gas at youth, church goers, and Priests. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have introduced a resolution calling on President Kabila to hold elections by the end of 2018. We at Socent ask you to join us in supporting the people of Congo, and encourage your Senators to sign this resolution, keeping the pressure on Joseph Kabila to respect the Congolese Constitution and the democracy it embodies.