Take Action for Honduran Refugees & Berta Cáceres Print
Written by Arturo J. Viscarra   
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:34

March 2nd marked the anniversary of the assassination of the visionary leader Berta Cáceres, as well as the reintroduction of the bill named in her honor, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR 1299). A few weeks ago it was reported that two of those charged with Berta’s murder were trained by the United States in Ft. Benning, Georgia, home of the School of the Americas (SOA-WHINSEC)

Ask your Representative TODAY to co-sponsor HR 1299, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act!

Our 2017 Spring Days of Action will honor Berta's tremendous legacy by calling for an end to U.S. military aid to Honduras, as well as demanding that the Trump administration respect the rights of Central American refugees, too many of whom have been forced to flee their homes due to U.S.-led militarization. But we are doing things a bit differently this year. Instead of asking supporters to travel to Washington, DC, we are asking you to lobby or protest your members of Congress in your home districts between April 11 - April 21, when Congress will be "in district". Please stay tuned for more details about our 2017 Spring Days of Action or email our Advocacy Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

For now, we need to keep the momentum going on HR 1299! 38 Members of Congress have already officially co-sponsored HR 1299, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act!

Email your representative today to ask them to co-sponsor this important piece of legislation (or thank them for already having done so), which would suspend US military/security aid to Honduras pending credible and complete investigations into the murders of Berta and other Honduran Human Rights Defenders. We see the campaign around this bill as part of our support for Central American asylum-seekers, as an important way to address the real root causes of migration.

Please take action for justice and accountability in Honduras today!

In Solidarity,

Arturo, Brigitte, Eduardo, Katherine, Roy, and the rest of SOA Watch

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:47