The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act
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Monday, June 26th
Join Berta’s family in calling for the Berta Cáceres Act. Learn more about Berta’s life and legacy, the broader human rights crisis in Honduras, and the connections to US-funded militarization and ongoing security aid.
Contact your Member of Congress and help us circulate this video about Berta and the importance of the bill.
Wednesday, June 28th
On the anniversary of the 2009 coup d’etat, join us in amplifying the voices of Hondurans calling for justice for Berta and demanding an end of military support for the Honduran state. Share this video widely.
Participate in our social media campaigns to publicly contact your Representative via Twitter and Facebook.
Thursday, June 29th
Watch and share this video of the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Kandi Mossett calling for the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act.
Friday, June 30th
Finish the week by making and sharing your own video about the need for the Berta Cáceres Act. Help circulate other videos by posting them on social media and sharing them with your friends and Members of Congress.
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Co-Sponsors in Congress
March 2, 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Berta Cáceres, the beloved Honduran Indigenous and environmental rights leader, and the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act was re-introduced to continue the call for justice.
The Berta Cáceres Act is a landmark bill introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and currently co-sponsored by 60 Members of the House of Representatives. The Berta Cáceres Act has found immediate and broad support including endorsements by the AFL-CIO, the Sierra Club, the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), and over a hundred other faith, labor, environmental, and human rights organizations. Berta’s family and organization COPINH immediately applauded the action and praised the leadership of these Members of Congress.
The bill states: “The Honduran police are widely established to be deeply corrupt and to commit human rights abuses, including torture, rape, illegal detention, and murder, with impunity” and that the military has committed violations of human rights. Therefore, the bill asks that the United States suspend all “…security assistance to Honduran military and police until such time as human rights violations by Honduran state security forces cease and their perpetrators are brought to justice.”
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