Call Congress to Support Neutrality in El Salvador’s Upcoming Election

The latest from CISPES:

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NATIONAL CALL IN DAYS CONTINUE FOR FAIR AND TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS IN EL SALVADOR

Final Push March 2 – 4, Last Days to Make Calls!

Support Representatives Raul Grijalva (Arizona) and Marcy Kaptur’s (Ohio) letter to President Obama on the Elections in El Salvador

We thank the 14 members of Congress that have signed on to the Letter to President Obama (as of Friday February 30). They include Charles Rangel- Chair of Ways and Means (NY), Nidia Velasquez- Chair of the Hispanic Caucus (NY), Xavier Becerra – Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus (CA), Linda Sanchez (CA), Jose Serrano (NY), Jim McDermott (WA), Sam Farr (CA), Danny Davis (IL), Bob Filner (CA), Chaka Fattah (PA), Keith Ellison (MN), Maurice Hinchey (NY)

CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TODAY – (202) 224-3121

This letter calls for the United States government to maintain neutrality with respect to El Salvador’s March 15 presidential election, and affirms that the U.S. should seek a positive relationship with whichever candidate who is elected democratically by the Salvadoran people. It also calls for Fair and Transparent Elections in light of reports by reputable organizations such as the Organization of American States and the European Union Observation Team whom reported serious irregularities in the last Municipal and Legislative elections in January 2009. The letter to President Obama has emerged in light of efforts by the Salvadoran right-wing to manipulate the official foreign policy of the United States toward El Salvador for partisan ends. Groups tied to the ARENA government are airing irresponsible TV ads and spewing false statements in the mass media stating that Salvadorans in the United States will be deported, that remittances will be halted and that relations with the United States will deteriorate if the opposition wins the election.

For a call script and more information about the letter go to: www.cispes.org/action

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~ by Daniel on March 2, 2009.

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