The coup deposing democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya that took place in Honduras on June 28, 2009 has been condemned by the Organization of American States and governments from around the world –including the United States. Now the U.S. government needs to stay on the right side of history and make its message unmistakable. Will you take action to help ensure that the White House stands firmly for democracy in Honduras and our Congress joins the deafening chorus signaling, in no uncertain terms, that coups are a ghost of the past and will not be tolerated?
*Please call your congressional representative. Tell her/him to support the Delahunt-McGovern House Resolution on Honduras! The Delahunt-McGovern resolution (HRes 630) calls for the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya as President of Honduras and for international observation of the November elections. See text of the House Resolution and a list of the original co-sponsors here or to stay updated on the list of co-sponsors go to thomas.loc.gov, select search by bill number, and search for "HRes 630".
*Call the Capitol switchboard, 202.224.3121 and ask to speak to your representative's foreign policy aide.
I urge Representative ______________ to join in co-sponsoring the resolution introduced by Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) calling for Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to be returned to office, and welcoming the mediation efforts of Costa Rican President Oscar Arias. It is important to your constituents in ______________ that the U.S. Congress be loud and clear in condemning this military coup and supporting democracy in Honduras–and the Latin American region.
*Or send an e-mail to your representative's office with this same message here.
Check back often on our website, www.lawg.org, for updates on this legislation and on the current situation in Honduras more generally. We at the Latin America Working Group are deeply concerned at the current situation in Honduras and are doing all we can to ensure that democracy and the rights of all Hondurans be respected.