Advocacy

Take action: Ask your representative to co-sponsor the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

Representative Hank Johnson and 43 representatives have reintroduced the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, H.R. 1945, in the current legislative session of the House of Representatives. The bill would suspend US military and security aid to Honduras until important human rights conditions are met, including justice for the murder of Berta Cáceres, the killings of over 100 small farmers in the Aguan Valley, the murders of demonstrators who were killed by security forces while opposing election fraud last year, and more.

Take action: Is your representative a co-sponsor of the bill?  Click here to see a list of co-sponsors.

If your Representative is not a co-sponsor, please call the Congressional Switchboard – 202-224-3121- and ask for your Representative’s office, and then the foreign policy aide.  Explain that you are extremely concerned about the human rights situation in Honduras, including the murders of over dozens of people by Honduran security forces during pro-democracy protests last year, the murder of Indigenous leader Berta Caceres, and the ongoing repression of Honduran civil society by US-funded and trained security forces.  Ask that the staffer request your Representative co-sponsor HR 1945, the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, and to let you know when they decide to do so.  If you get a positive response, please let us know!

If your Representative is already is a co-sponsor, you can call to thank them for co-sponsoring the bill and ask them to continue to support efforts to stop US support for the repressive Honduran regime. Call the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to ask for the office of your Representative.