Haiti Action Alerts

back to haitiThe Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti issues weekly action alerts regarding Haiti. The Haiti Issues Committee will post these alerts on the WILPF website each week.

Call Your Congress Person: Tell Her to Support Debt Relief for Haiti!

Phone Script to call your Member to cancel Haiti's debt!

(If you are pressed for time, just saying the first paragraph will help. If you can, go through the whole script). If your Representative has not co-sponsored H.Res. 241, ask her or him to do that too!

My name is XXX and I live in YYYY. I support debt cancellation to release resources to fight poverty in Haiti. I am calling to encourage Representative XXX to sign on to the bi-partisan letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, urging the immediate cancellation of Haiti's debt.

Haiti is the most impoverished country in the Western hemisphere. Close to one in four children are chronically malnourished. People are forced to eat cakes made of dirt, because they have nothing else. At the same time, the government is forced to send almost $1 million per week to the World Bank and other banks that were set up to fight poverty.

The bi-partisan letter was issued by Representatives Spencer Bachus and Maxine Waters. To sign on or for more information, please contact Kathleen Sengstock in Representative Maxine Waters’ office at (202) 225-2201.

Thank you for your time!

More information available here.

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Half Hour for Haiti Action Alert, March 8th 2007

Action Alert, March 8, 2007

For International Women's Day, KOLEKTIF FANMI PRIZONYE POLITIK (Political Prisoner's Family Collective) are asking for support in their appeals to President Preval.

This Week’s Action(Half Hour for Haiti.):

HALF-HOUR FOR HAITI ACTION ALERT, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

This Week’s Action: The third anniversary of the February 29, 2004 coup d’etat in Haiti is next week. A good way to commemorate the event is to read the excellent interview with President Jean-Bertrand Aristide published in today’s issue of the London Review of Books. If your LRB subscription has lapsed, you can read the interview on The LRB website, or we will email it to you upon request.

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