End US Military Aid to the Oppressive Honduran Government!

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The human rights record of the current Honduran government is deplorable. Since President Lobo came to power after the 2009 coup d’état, political violence has continued unabated and those responsible have acted with impunity. The present government has been found guilty of multiple atrocities, including abuse of the media, arbitrary detentions and the excessive use of force. Despite calls from activists and human rights groups to end military aid to the Honduran government, the US government continues to provide more than $18 million a year to the Honduran military and police.

Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia recently proposed the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR 5474) in honor of the slain environmental and indigenous leader. This legislation would suspend U.S. funding to the Republic of Honduras for their police and military operations, including funds for equipment and training, until the Honduran government stops the police and military from violating citizens’ human rights. We fully support Representative Johnson’s proposed legislation and demand an immediate end to US military aid to the Honduran military and police.


Dear Congressperson,

Since the coup in 2009, the Honduran government has oppressed and intimidated its own citizens with impunity. Despite a long record of human rights abuses, the US government still sends the Honduran government $18 million a year in military aid. We find this completely unacceptable.

Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia recently proposed the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR 5474) in honor of the slain environmental and indigenous leader. This legislation would end all US aid to the Honduran military and police until the Honduran government ends it human rights violations. We, the undersigned, do not want our tax dollars to strengthen these oppressive institutions and wholeheartedly support Representative Johnson’s proposed legislation. We ask for your support and co-sponsorship on HR 5474.

We thank you for your consideration and look forward to creating meaningful change.

Signed,

CODEPINK and allies

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  • Charles Crandall
    signed 2017-07-24 14:42:43 -0400
  • Stephanie Shepherd
    signed 2017-07-12 14:31:01 -0400
  • Jessica Calosci
    signed via 2017-06-27 23:06:13 -0400
  • JessiScion Bailey
    signed 2017-06-16 21:15:32 -0400
  • Stephanie Shepherd
    signed 2017-05-19 15:14:42 -0400
  • Matthew Heizman
    signed 2016-11-14 13:49:21 -0500
  • Steven Kong
    signed 2016-11-14 11:51:02 -0500
    End all federal foreign aid. We are trillions of dollars in debt, due to the corporate influence of international financial interests.
  • Janice Sevre-Duszynska
    signed 2016-10-05 23:33:06 -0400
  • Roxy Harrington
    signed 2016-09-13 01:24:56 -0400
  • Jo Anne Bier Beemon
    signed 2016-08-30 22:32:29 -0400
  • Frances Gilmore
    signed 2016-08-17 14:25:23 -0400
    I am very disturbed by the US unconscionable support of the coup in Honduras.
  • Chris Jeske
    signed 2016-08-01 11:45:52 -0400
  • Teri Morgan
    signed 2016-07-18 13:02:06 -0400
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  • jean ranallo
    signed 2016-07-14 13:03:20 -0400
  • Diane Wilson
    signed 2016-07-14 12:37:38 -0400
  • Ann Berlak
    signed 2016-07-14 10:52:55 -0400
  • Marion Fay
    signed 2016-07-14 02:34:34 -0400
  • Manzar Foroohar
    signed 2016-07-13 23:10:55 -0400
  • Aniqa Raihan
    published this page in Accountability 2016-07-08 17:27:55 -0400
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