Take Action in Solidarity with El Salvador!
On October 31, the Salvadoran social movement takes to the streets to celebrate the Day of the Unionist, a day that commemorates the life and legacy of Febe Elizabeth Velasquez. and vindicates the demands of working class people across the country. Email the Minister of Labor and the Bukele Administration to echo the demands of labor leaders.
On September 4, the new Minister of Labor in El Salvador, Rolando Castro, attempted to carry out a coup against the elected leadership of the Sindicato de Trabajadores y Trabajadores del Instituto Salvadreno de Seguro Social (STISSS), a militant health care workers union and a staunch opponent of privatization. Sign the petition to Castro demanding an end to the attack on the STISSS and other public sector unions!
Since Juan Orlando Hernández stole the presidential elections in November 2017, repression against the democratic resistance has only grown worse. The U.S. must be held accountable for its role in financing and training the security forces perpetrating these human rights violations. Call on your Representative to co-sponsor the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, which would suspend all U.S. police and military aid.
4. Tell Legislators in El Salvador NOT to privatize water!
The right-wing parties in El Salvador's Legislative Assembly are pushing a "Comprehensive Water Law" that would give corporations and private entities decision-making power over the national water system. They need to hear voices around the world echoing the demands of the Salvadoran people: water is a human right and belongs in public hands!
5. Tell your Congressional Representative to Support TPS!
Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a legal status which protects refugees whose home countries have suffered natural disaster or war from deportation, has become a victim of the Trump Administration's war on immigrants. Tell your Representative and Senators to defend the rights of all TPS holders by sponsoring the American Promise Act and the SECURE Act.