Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

For Immediate Release: Congressional Lawmakers Join Forces to Secure $10 Million in FY2018 Omnibus Bill to Address Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2018                                                 For More Information Contact: Joyce Jones Communications Director 202-225-4506 (office) | 202-578-0634 (mobile) Congressional Lawmakers Join Forces to Secure $10 Million in FY2018 Omnibus Bill to Address Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Washington, D.C. – In the current political climate, Democrats and Republicans don’t often agree on much, but in a rare act of bipartisanship, Congress has passed an omnibus package that rejected many of the White House’s harsh budget cuts. The legislation, signed by President Donald Trump before lawmakers left Washington for a two-week recess, included $10 million to help Haiti combat cholera. In 2010, United Nations peacekeepers contaminated Haiti’s largest river, which led to a cholera outbreak that infected hundreds of thousands […]

Cholera Justice: US Senate Votes to Contribute to the Cholera Fund, Now Let’s Convince the House to Follow Through

IJDH’s work with Congress led the Senate to include $12 million for the UN’s Cholera Trust Fund to assist cholera victims in its Appropriations Bill, this is despite Trump Administration opposition. We now need to convince the House of Representatives to keep that investment in the final Bill. Also, Norway has announced that it will contribute $800,000 and Belgium promised a contribution of $300,000 to the cholera fund. We have a long way to go until the UN’s promises are backed by full funding. But we are forcing continued progress, which could not happened without your continued support for IJDH and BAI advocacy and legal work. Let’s keep the pressure on. Call your representative today, tell him/her to support the Senate Committee authorization of $12 million to fund the UN’s New Approach to Cholera in Haiti to eradicate the disease […]

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support Senate’s $12M to Assist Cholera Victims in Haiti

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $12 million for the United Nations’ trust fund to assist cholera victims. Though the Trump Administration opposes the funding, it will be delivered if we convince the House of Representatives to keep it in the final Appropriations Bill. There’s no better time to tell your Representative in Washington that HE/SHE should care about Haiti. Call your Rep today, tell HIM/HER to support the Senate Appropriations Committee $12 million to fund the U.N.’s  New Approach to Cholera in Haiti to prevent more Haitians dying from the disease. Let’s make justice happen, one phone call at a time.   Its easy! Here’s how: 1. Call your Rep’s line, or the switchboard (202) 224-3121, with your Rep’s name or your zip code. 2. Leave a voicemail message. Start with your name and city/state, so they know you […]

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