Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Say no to US intervention in the Salvadoran elections - Sign the petition!

The Salvadoran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marisol Arqueta, is already lobbying the US to intervene in the upcoming Salvadoran elections.

In her speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), last September 18th, she stated that "Losing El Salvador (if the opposition wins) will be a lose-lose situation for the national security of both El Salvador and the United States". She exhorted the US to "do more" and to "pay close attention".

Please sign the petition asking President Saca:
  • To ensure that public employees do not use their positions to influence public opinion on who should win the elections;
  • To ask the Foreign Affairs Minister to explain her statements;
  • To respect the sovereignty of the Salvadoran people to choose their leaders freely.
To read or listen to the Minister's speech, please visit the AEIs website and click on "Events", then "Event Materials", "Past Events", and "The perils of populism: Hot spots in Latin America".
SHARE Foundation is collecting signatures that we will send to President Saca. If you want to sign SHARE Foundation's petition, please contact the SHARE Foundation and list your name, city, and state at sharedc@share-elsalvador.org or call us at 202-319-5542 by Friday, October 10, 2008.

Para la carta en Español, visitenos en nuestro sitio de web (www.share-elsalvador.org)

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