Our Latin America Liaison has accompanied COPINH (Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) as they seek justice for the assassination of Indigenous and social movement leader Berta Cáceres, who was murdered March 2, 2016 in Honduras. Our Advocacy Coordinator has engaged SOAW activists in supporting the first-ever bill to suspend U.S. military aid to Honduras, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR 1299).
The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act is an important bill, and thanks to the work of numerous organizations and activists around the country, 60 Representatives have co-sponsored the bill. You can see who has co-sponsored here. If your representative is not yet a co-sponsor, e-mail him or her. You can also set up a meeting with your Representative, write a letter to the editor of your local paper, or organize a public event to educate others about HR 1299.