Tell Congress: Don't Fund Honduras Coup Regime
A recent statement released by Sen. Lugar's office states that the State Department plans to to fund election observer missions of the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute for the November 29 Honduras election. If the US sends election observers before President Zelaya is restored, it would prepare the ground for recognizing the coup regime and its election as legitimate, putting the U.S. at odds with the rest of the hemisphere. Funding election observers is part of a strategy to legitimize the coup.
But the IRI and the NDI are funded by Congress through the National Endowment for Democracy. That suggests that Members of Congress could put a stop to this.
Could you write to your representatives in Congress, asking them to oppose funding for sending observers to elections under the coup regime?