Support democracy in Honduras
July 15, 2009
The June 28 coup of democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras has been condemned by the Organization of American States and governments from around the world, including the United States.
We are concerned that other countries in the region could experience similar threats to democracy. A clear and firm U.S. response to events in Honduras could help deter copy-cat coups elsewhere. It is imperative that the U.S. demonstrate clearly the fact that we will in no way tolerate unlawful overthrows of democratically elected leaders.
Please call your congressional representative and tell her/him to support the House Resolution on Honduras sponsored by Reps. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Jim McGovern (D-MA). The Delahunt-McGovern resolution calls for the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya as president of Honduras and for international observation of the November elections. See text of the House Resolution and a list of the original co-sponsors here on the Latin America Working Group website.
Call the Capitol switchboard, 202-224-3121, and ask to speak to your representative’s foreign policy aide.
Message: "I am a constituent of Representative _________ and live at __________. I urge Representative _______ to join in co-sponsoring the resolution introduced by Rep. Delahunt and Rep. McGovern calling for Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to be returned to office, and welcoming the mediation efforts of Costa Rican President Oscar Arias. It is critical that the U.S. Congress be loud and clear in condemning this military coup and supporting democracy in Honduras--and the Latin American region."
Or send an e-mail to your representative’s office with this same message here.