On Human Rights Day, our then president-elect shared his human rights vision:
"When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their minds, choose their leaders, and to be treated with dignity and respect."
What human rights vision do you want to share with President Obama on U.S. policy towards Colombia?
We want to know! Organize your friends to create photo messages and then send them to us. With your permission, we will post the most inspiring photo messages on our website, Facebook, and MySpace—and we'll use them to motivate grassroots advocates like you and the Obama Administration to Stand by Colombia's Victims of Violence.
It can be about any issue you want (human rights, victims of violence, displacement, military aid, drug policy, peace, justice, etc.), so long as it's respectful and addresses some issue relating to U.S. policy. It's your opportunity to share your human rights vision for Colombia, so be creative!
In case you're having trouble getting started, here are some of our message ideas:
- "President Obama, Stand by Colombia's Victims of Violence"
- "President Obama, Demand an End to Impunity in Colombia"
- "President Obama, Send the Message that Human Rights Matter"
- "President Obama, Seek a Negotiated Solution to Colombia's Conflict"
- "President Obama, Invest in People and Institutions, not Military Might"
Sharing your photo message to President Obama with us is easy. You can either send them to Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on Flickr. Just tag them with "Latin America Working Group" and "Colombia" and we will track them down.
Use the "Share" feature on this page to tell your friends and get your social networks involved.
Most of all, don't forget to have fun and be creative!
Here are some photos we've already received: