Support Afro-Colombian Leaders in their March for Life and against the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
by LAWG Colombia Teamon October 10, 2011
On, Wednesday, October 12th, Afro-Colombian IDP leaders and organizations will be gathering in Bogotá in protest of the systematic violence, human rights violations and threats they have faced for simply wanting to live peacefully in their ancestral territories. This “March for Life” will call on the Colombian government to put an end to these abuses and on the U.S. Congress to reject the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
by Lisa Haugaard and Vanessa Kritzer, LAWG Colombia Teamon September 15, 2011
We’re up against some big forces in our struggle against the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA): major corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, stubborn Republicans, free trade-loving Democrats, and even the President. They have money, power, and connections. But we have conviction.
We have hardworking partners in the United States. We have incredibly brave community leaders and human rights defenders on the ground in Colombia telling us every day about why this trade deal will be so devastating for those already hit hardest by Colombia’s conflict. And we have something better than a slingshot to fight this Goliath—YOU.
Can you believe it’s August? It’s amazing to realize that through months of working hard together to maintain pressure on our legislators, we have kept the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement off the table. Congrats on fantastic work so far!
Congress will be on recess August 8th through September 6th, meaning your Representative will be back in their hometown office for an entire month. Together, we have the opportunity to make sure our members of Congress don’t just vacation during their time away from Capitol Hill, but instead hear from all of us, urging them to oppose the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. So we have to get organized now.
The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) could come up for a vote any day now unless our legislators really see some resistance. So please participate in our National Call-in Day to Congress TODAY Monday, July 11th!
Get your signs and noisemakers ready! There will be an emergency demonstration opposing the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) outside the White House next Monday July 11th at 12pm (noon). We would love to have you there.
by Vanessa and Lisa, LAWG Colombia Teamon June 09, 2011
With the debate over the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) intensifying, we’re pulling out all the stops to make our message heard. This week we’re taking over the internet and we need your help!