Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
Haiti Action Committee
HAITI: PEACEBUILDING, ELECTIONS
& THE POPULAR MOVEMENT
June 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in # 1-712-775-7031, Access Code 719-062-520#
If unable to get through on that number, dial 1-951-262-7373
This call is open to all who are interested.
"The people of Haiti want life and not death. They want peace and not violence. They want democracy and not repression," said President Jean Bertrand Aristide in May 2005. The same holds true today. Fair elections are integral to peace and justice. Marilyn Langlois, Haiti Action Committee, will discuss Haiti's struggle for democracy and current developments in that nation. The Haiti Action Committee is a San Francisco Bay Area-based network of activists who have supported Haiti's struggles for democracy since 1991.
In a recent article about her visit to Haiti in April 2016, Marilyn wrote that democracy has been sorely missing in the island nation ever since the 2004 coup d'etat resulting in the exile of then-President Aristide. This "ushered in a 2-year reign of terror, followed by the unjust exclusion of Haiti's largest and most popular political party, FanmiLavals, from participating in any elections until August and October, 2015 ... The October 25, 2015 first-round presidential election was riddled with massive irregularities, voter intimidation, ballot-box stuffing and tampering with tally sheets, as has been widely reported and documented." ("Haiti's Election Verification Commission: A Step in the Right Direction," Marilyn Langlois, Transcend Media service, 5/9/16.)
In addition to being a member of the Bay Area-based Haiti Action Committee (www.haitisolidarity.net), Marilyn Langlois sits on the board of Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (www.haitiemergencyrelief.org) and has served as an election official at polling stations in the U.S. for many years. Join the call to learn more about Haiti.