Members of the community El Guayabo and El Garzal demonstrate in front of the Palace of Justice, Barrancabermeja on May 4, 2016. They had gathered to support Alvaro García, a El Guayabo community member who was recently arrested. Photo: Caldwell Manners
Days of Prayer and Action | Building Peace from the Ground Up
Send your members of the House and Senate an email laying out eight ways the U.S. Congress can support peace and respect human rights in Colombia. Just enter your zip code below to use our quick and easy email form!
Each year, grassroots advocates across the United States and Colombia raise up their voices and call for peace during the Days of Prayer and Action for Peace in Colombia. Join us this year on May 23rd as we flood Congress with messages encouraging U.S. support for peace in Colombia!
Colombia can finally see peace on the horizon. But peace isn’t guaranteed with the signing of a peace agreement; true peace with truth, justice, and reparations will take years of work.
For more than 15 years, the U.S. government provided Colombia with military-focused assistance through Plan Colombia.
As the U.S. government begins to plan for a new “Peace Colombia” assistance package aimed at implementing peace, let’s encourage rights-respecting aid that recognizes that “post-accord” does not mean “post-conflict.”
Every email sent and phone call made shows Congress that we stand in solidarity with Colombian civil society, faith, and victims’ groups committed to building a lasting peace in Colombia.
Click on the link to sign the petition. At the bottom of the page after you enter your zip code below, your representative and senators’ contact information will appear, as well as a sample email.
This petition is hosted on Latin America Working Group‘s website, a Washington DC based non-profit who amplifies activists’ voices in the halls of power.