Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

There is still time for President Obama to pay the US debt to Haiti

…or rather, begin repaying the debt, which has been imposed on Haiti almost since the country claimed its independence in 1804. The US has long been involved in Haiti in detrimental ways but by redesignating Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, and expanding the Haitian Family Reunification Program, which is currently too limited, President Obama has a chance to begin to make things right. There is still time before he leaves office. Will he heed the calls for justice?

Part of the letter is below. Click HERE for the full text.

Dear President Obama, while there is time

Nancy Young, Medium

December 20, 2016

Dear President Obama:

I tried to call you yesterday on a matter of great urgency and justice to the people of Haiti and those who love them here in the US.

But the White House comments line was already “closed” for the holidays and I was directed to the website where I could leave a “reflection” for you.

I bristled a little at the term “reflection” because what I wanted to leave was a call to action while you still have the power to take it and make the lives of thousands of people better.

Here is the call to action:

 

Click HERE for the full text.

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