On International Day of Peace (Sept. 21, 2023), activists and leaders met with members of Congress in a concerted effort to lobby for the people of Haiti who have witnessed extreme violence and governmental failure.
The scale of the violence that Maryknoll missioners and Haitian leaders report would not be possible without a supply of guns and ammunition to the small island nation, guns illegally smuggled primarily from the United States. Our missioners on the ground have told us that, though the situation is complex, the supply of arms is one factor that could do the most to help turn the tide for the struggling country.
Please join Haitian-Americans, religious leaders, local elected officials, and friends of Haiti in Washington, DC and across the U.S. to call on Congress to stand with the Haitian People by:
- Helping restore security in Haiti by stopping the flow of weapons and sanctioning collusion between gangs and Haitian elites
- Helping restore democracy in Haiti by ending U.S. support for the corrupt and anti-democratic regime ruling Haiti and supporting a Haitian-led transition
- Helping fight rising hunger in Haiti by supporting local Haitian farmers
- Helping end abuse and discrimination against Haitian and other Black migrants