As the evidence of problems with Haiti’s elections mounts, the Haitian Diaspora and its supporters in the United States have a unique opportunity to convince the U.S. Government to insist on the fair elections that Haitian voters deserve. Already, popular pressure has forced the electoral council to postpone the next round of elections. This is a crucial moment for us to press for a credible and independent investigation into electoral fraud. Please call your Representative in Congress on Wednesday, December 23, and urge them to tell the State Department to stop supporting the fiasco.
Take Action – Calling is easy!
2. You will be connected with Your Representative’s receptionist. Ask to speak to the staff person who handles international issues.
3. Whether you speak to the staffer in person, or just leave a message on his/her voicemail, here’s what you can say:
“My name is ___________ and I am a constituent from __(your city)___. I am calling to ask that Representative ___________ urge the State Department to stop supporting the corrupt and violent elections in Haiti. Going forward with elections without a credible and independent investigation of the fraud and other problems so far will undermine Haiti’s democracy and risk chaos in the country.”
You can use your own words if you prefer, but remember to keep it brief. Do not worry that you are not prepared for a long discussion about the elections. The staff member will just take your message without asking for more details.
If for any reason the receptionist can’t connect you with the staff person who handles Haiti, you can just ask the receptionist to take down your message and relay it to both the staff person and to your Representative.
4. Be sure to thank everyone for their time.
Please call on Wednesday December 23! And tell your friends and family to call too, and share this with others. Let’s show how powerful our united voices can be! Thank you for taking a minute and making this important call.
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