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Friday, May 24, 2013

Help Haiti by Calling Congress – Kote Lajan a Pase?

Billions of dollars of private and public money were pledged and collected for Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake.  The Haitian Government, Haitian civil society and the diaspora got less than 1% of the funds. Three years later almost everyone supporting Haiti around the world and in the United States are asking where did the money go? Click here:  

At this juncture everyone can help answer that question and support Haiti moving forward effectively by calling the United States Congress and ask them to support and promote accountability and justice by co-sponsoring the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act, click here:

If you decide to call, for the phone numbers to use click here 

and here is a short script of what to say:

Hello, my name is __________ and I'm calling you from __________ (city or town).

I'm calling today to ask you to support the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act.  The lack luster results of the reconstruction process in Haiti to date require that Congress demand more accountability and transparency in how our US tax dollars are spent in Haiti.  That important legislation would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to provide a comprehensive report updating Congress on the progress of the post-earthquake humanitarian, reconstruction, and development efforts in Haiti, including:
  •  Assess whether vulnerable populations, including Internally Displaced Populations, women, children, orphans and persons with disabilities have been taken into account in the design and implementation of new programs;
  •  Examine carefully how obligated funds have been used by USAID and its implementing partners at both the prime and subprime levels;
  •  Assess how the Department of State and USAID are working with Haitian authorities and consulting Haitian grassroots organizations in the design and implementation of aid programs.

Can the displaced, women, children and others count on Representative _________ to support  and vote for the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act and to organize hearings on where did the money go?