The situation in Haiti is at a crisis point and activists have asked for solidarity from people in the United States to pressure our government to stop its interventions.
Jovenel Moïse, who was installed as president by the United States, is refusing to step down even though his term ended on Feb. 7. He has gutted the legislature and is ruling by decree.
People have held massive protests demanding that he leave office so their chosen interim leader Supreme Court justice Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis can take over and organize an election. The government has responded with attacks on movement leaders, arrests and violence.
Here are actions you can take:
1. Contact Congress using this toolkit from the Haiti Action Committee. Click here for the toolkit.
2. Sign the open letter calling for the United States, United Nations and Organization of American States to stop their interference. Click here to read and sign the letter.
3. Show your solidarity this Sunday. On Feb. 21, Haitians will take to the streets in massive numbers as they did last Sunday. You can show your solidarity online and we are compiling a list of local actions. Find more information at https://www.facebook.com/