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Congressmen Urge Obama to Protect Afro-Colombians before FTA

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“We write to express our deep concern for the rights of Colombia’s Afro descendents and indigenous populations, and to affirm that the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) should not be considered as drafted. We believe that the United States and the Colombian Government should take the immediate steps to strenghthen Afro-Colombians’ territorial rights and prevent further displacement of Afro-Colombians.” Read the full letter here (PDF).

List of Members who signed letter:

  • Hank Johnson (D-GA-4)
  • John Conyers (D-MI-14)
  • Gwen Moore (D-WI-4)
  • Bobby Rush (D-IL-1)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA-9)
  • Donals Payne (D-NJ-10)
  • Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-7)
  • Michael Michaud (D-ME-2)
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN-5)
  • Maurice Hinchey (D-NY-22)
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL-2)
  • Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX-18)
  • Lynn Woolsey (D-CA-6)
  • James McGovern (D-MA-3)
  • Bob Filner (D-CA-51)
  • Dennis Kucinish (D-OH-10)
  • Maxine Waters (D-CA-35)
  • Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9)
  • Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9)
  • Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2)
  • Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1)
  • Emanuel Cleaver (DD-MO-5)
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC-At large)
  • Danny Davis (D-IL-7)