Thursday, December 14, 2017

National Call-in Day against U.S. support for Fraud and Repression in Honduras

Honduras Solidarity Network Issues National Call-In Day to Stop U.S. Support for Electoral Fraud & Repression in Honduras

On November 26, 2017 Hondurans went to the polls. The election was irregular from the start, with President Juan Orlando Hernández running for re-election in violation of the Honduran constitution. His main opponent was Salvador Nasralla of the Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship, and when the first results were released, with close to 60% of the vote tallied, Nasralla was ahead by 5%. One of the electoral tribunal magistrates along with statisticians, observers and analysts, declared his lead “irreversible.”

But then the system “went down” for eight hours and when it came back online, an implausibly large percentage of remaining ballots went to the incumbent.

Hondurans are outraged. They have taken to the streets in mass numbers throughout the country to protest the electoral fraud. They were met with live fire from military police, beatings, tear gas, and hundreds of detentions, as outlined in a recent report by the Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared.

We are calling on all people of conscience to call the State Department and your Senators and Representative this Thursday December 14 with the following demands:

1. Cut off all U.S. political and economic support to Juan Orlando Hernandez

2. No recognition of any regime imposed through fraud and repression

3. Immediately cut off U.S. security aid to Honduras

Take Action!

Congressional Switchboard (for both Representatives and Senators): 202-244-3121

Call the Call the Western Hemisphere Bureau of the State Department: Acting Assistant Secretary Francisco L Palmieri: 202-647-8387

Tweet US Charge d'Affaires Heidi Fulton in the US Embassy to Honduras: @USAmbHonduras

More info and email form to send to congress: click here.

1 comment:

Papagayo said...

The Congressional Switchboard (for both Representatives and Senators) number is wrong! It is really: 202-224-3121.

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