U.S. Senator Ben Cardin is circulating a Senate sign-on “Dear Colleague” letter addressing the deteriorating rule of law and human rights crisis in Honduras.
A great way to make our legislators pay attention is to get their phones ringing off the hooks. Let’s give Washington a piece of our minds through thousands of phone calls that will tell them we need to know what is happening in Honduras.
Just follow this simple three-step process to make your call:
Step 1– Click here to find your Senators’ phone numbers.
Step 2– Once connected; ask to speak to with the Foreign Policy aide. If he/she is not available, leave a message.
Script: “My name is _____. I am a constituent from (town / city) in (your state). I am calling to ask Senator _____ to Has Senator ____ seen this letter? Can I count on him/her to sign on? Please call me this week at (_your phone number_) to let me know if you have seen the letter, and if Senator _____ will sign it.”
The letter calls for the State Department to:
- provide Congress with an update as to whether the Honduras government has made progress in implementing policies that respect the rule of law and has prosecuted members of the police and military for human rights abuses;
- ensure no funds are used to support the police implicated in human rights violations;
- help ensure the upcoming November elections are free, fair, and peaceful.
Step 3– After you’ve made the call, tell us how it went!
If you have any questions, please contact Omar Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.