Half-Hour for Haiti Action Alert:
Thursday September 18, 2014
Help spread the word: It’s been almost 4 years and still no UN accountability
Be Part of the Solution for Haiti: Make a Difference a Half Hour at a time
Thank you so much if you attended yesterday’s conference call on cholera justice. We had a lively conversation about the history and status of the ongoing legal case and how it advances the goal of UN accountability. We also heard about upcoming opportunities for advocacy. If you missed it, dial (712) 432-1219 and follow the instructions using Meeting ID 416-399-999 and Reference Number 2 to listen.*
As promised, here’s how you can help us advocate for justice:
The cholera epidemic was brought to Haiti by UN peacekeepers in 2010, shortly after an earthquake already devastated the country. The epidemic has killed more than 9,000 people and nearly 800,000 have become ill. Through advocacy by our supporters, journalists, human rights organizations, government officials and more, the UN response to cholera has changed drastically. But there’s still work to be done! It’s been almost four years since the epidemic began and we need your help to make sure the cholera victims’ stories aren’t forgotten.
Please help us keep the pressure on by:
- Tweeting about the anniversary. Tell your followers why justice for cholera victims matters to you. Use #ICareBecause each week until the 4th anniversary of the cholera epidemic, October 19. Remind everyone that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
- Helping with translations. To make sure we partner with Haitians for cholera advocacy, we often need quick translations to or from Haitian Creole and French. If you can help on short notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hosting a screening. A key part of advocacy is informing new supporters about a cause. Spread the word about cholera in Haiti by screening Baseball in the Time of Cholera for your organization, friends, or family.