Take Action in Solidarity with El Salvador!
The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, relies on the police and military to override democratic legislative decisions and to intimidate political opponents all in the name of consolidating his own power.
The United States has a long history of complicity in systematic human rights abuses carried out by Salvadoran military and police forces, often in order to uphold economic models that privilege corporate interests and exploit workers and natural resources. The same is true in Honduras and Guatemala.
In December 2020, we successfully pushed the Congress to restrict Foreign Military Financing to El Salvador and maintain those restrictions for Guatemala and Honduras. But it's just the tip of the iceberg.
The U.S. Congress should immediately cease military and police funding lest the U.S. continue to be complicit in continued human rights abuses.
Send a message to your representative in Congress and ask them to take action to withhold military and police training and assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in next year's budget!