Ask your Rep to Speak Out: 10 Years Since the Coup in Honduras!
Your Representative is a co-sponsor of the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, thanks to the ongoing advocacy of constituents like you.
Today Hondurans need support from allies like you and your Representative, as they fill the streets to fight the theft of public resources by a corrupt regime-- and continue 10 years of nonviolent resistance amidst lethal repression by the state.
Call on your Representative to continue their leadership with a call for the Berta Cáceres Act on the House floor this week!
As our colleagues at the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN) explain, “Right now, Hondurans in the cities and countryside are still in nonviolent resistance to the continuation of the June 28, 2009, coup. Under the regime of Juan Orlando Hernández, the economic and political crisis has deepened. Since the coup poverty has increased by at least 10%, schools have been closed and the health care system nearly destroyed by outright theft of public funds and privatization. Violence by government security forces and death squad type groups have killed hundreds since 2009 and that political violence has increased again since the 2017 election fraud, when the current president Hernández was re-elected against the constitution and Honduran democracy. Criminal violence has also increased with the destruction of the rule of law and the growth of a narco-state.” (read more here at the HSN website).
As Hondurans mark 10 years of militarization, violence, and impunity, please take a moment to e-mail or call your Representative. Ask them to join fellow cosponsors in making a speech on the House floor or another video statement, and circulating it widely with the hashtag #BertaCaceresAct.
Thank you for your ongoing advocacy in solidarity with the Honduran people.