friendshipamericas.org/sites/default/files/Confirmed%20Signers%202.29.2012.pdfU.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky(D-IL)extended the deadline for the
“Dear Colleague” letter circulating in the House on the deadly crisis in the Aguan region of Honduras which has claimed the lives of as many as 60 peasant leaders to date.
Thanks to your efforts, 34 members of Congress have signed the letter so far. (see attached) We urgently need your help to double the number of signers by the new deadline; 12:00 noon – Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
You can accompany the people of Honduras by encouraging your member of Congress to sign Rep. Schakowsky’s letter on the Aguan, calling on the U.S. to suspend aid to abusive and corrupt police and military forces.
The Congressional Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121
To identify your rep, type your zip code in this website (upper right
Ask to speak with the Foreign Policy Staffer. Use the script below.
Script: “My name is _____. I am a constituent in (town / city). I am calling to ask Rep. _____ to join in signing the Schakowsky letter in support of human rights in Honduras. Has Rep. ____seen this letter? Can I count on him/her to sign on? The deadline to sign on is March 7th at noon. Please call me this week at (your phone number) to let me know if you have seen the letter, and if Rep_____ will sign it.”
To sign on to the letter, the legislative staffer must email Nina Besser at email@example.com to inform her.
If let us know if your rep agrees to sign on, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking action on behalf of peace, human rights and to stop the deadly militarization of Honduras.
Friendship Office of the Americas