Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Extremely Urgent: Support Zelaya and Honduras Now!!!

Democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras has returned to Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capitol, some 85 days after being thrown out of the country in a military coup.

It is not clear whether Zelaya had the permission of the Honduran military to return to Honduras, but early indications are that perhaps he did not. If this is the case, his life may be in danger, and the situation in Honduras could be very volatile, and could turn very violent at any time.

It is extremely important that Zelaya receive as much support as possible at this critical time. This is important not just for his life and the future of Honduras, but for the future of democracy throughout Latin America.

Please call First District Representative Chellie Pingree, Second District Representative Mike Michaud, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama and urge them to issue strong statements of support for Honduran President Zelaya as soon as possible. You will find the appropriate phone numbers below.

Thank you very much for your support of democracy and human rights in Honduras and throughout Latin America! Please distribute this message far and wide!

Lawrence Reichard
Bangor, Maine

Chellie Pingree
Pingree: 202-225-6116

Mike Michaud
Michaud: 202-225-6306

Hillary Clinton
(State Department Switchboard)

White House Comment Line
(202) 456-1111

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