Stand up for Water Defenders in Honduras!

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Author: Ana Pereyra Baron

The Bajo Aguán region of Honduras needs your help. Water defenders and other environmental activists in Honduras face constant violent attacks, death threats, disappearances, and intimidation tactics by companies, some with relationships to the United States. And the number of killings keeps rising. Honduras is the country with the fourth largest number of environmentalists killed between 2012 and 2021, according to Global Witness. But today, we have a chance to defend the defenders! 


On June 15th, Oquelí Dominguez, a Guapinol environmental defender was murdered in his home in broad daylight. A couple of months before, Ali Dominguez and Jairo Bonilla, land defenders of the Guapinol community, were murdered by hitmen. And the list goes on. A group of Guapinol defenders were unjustly imprisoned for over two years by false accusations from a mining company in Honduras. Enough is enough. From harassment to disappearances, the Guapinol protectors stand strong against corrupt companies and extractivist projects in Honduras. 

These families continue to face dangerous retaliation for protecting the rightful land they call home. We know you will help us demonstrate support for the people of Honduras.  


We need YOU to CALL or write your representative in Congress before August 8th! Urge them to sign onto Representative Jan Schakowsky’s dear colleague letter circulating in the House. Find your representative here.

Click now to send your message to your member of Congress. We are asking you to call your member of Congress and urge them to support environmentalists in Honduras! 

Here is a sample script: 

“My name is [YOUR NAME], and I’m a constituent from [YOUR CITY OR AREA]. I am calling to urge [REPRESENTATIVE X] to support environmentalists in Honduras.By signing the letter circulated b Rep. Jan Schakowsky, [REPRESENTATIVE X] will send a message that the US supports the Bajo Aguan environmentalists’ demands for justice. You have a chance to support their  protection from future violence and attacks. Honduras. The deadline to sign is August 8th. I hope you will consider my request, and thank you for your time.”

We need YOU to stand in solidarity with Honduran environmental activists.  

Have your voice heard in Congress TODAY!