Monday, June 22, 2015

Add your name: Protect Haitians in the Dominican Republic

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Moses St. Louis, a fellow MoveOn member in Port Jefferson Station, NY, and a Haitian-American.

The Dominican Republic constitutional court recently stripped Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenships—and many of their rights.1 That's why I started a petition to the Dominican Republic government and President Danilo Medina S├ínchez, which says:

As concerned citizens, we call upon Dominican authorities to take all necessary steps to stop ethnic cleansing of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent and protect the rights of Dominicans of Haitian descent, whose citizenship has recently been stripped. We want the Dominican government to reverse its racist and discriminatory ruling and to ensure that Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent have access to government-issued identity documents that guarantee their access to education and health services and their universal human rights.

I'm Haitian American and have family living in the Dominican Republic who are affected by this ruling.

We want the world to know how unjust this is. Can you join us in speaking out against ethnic cleansing?

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Moses

Source:

1. "Dominican Republic strips thousands of black residents of citizenship, may now expel them," Vox, June 18, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=304809&id=121325-10220574-IXOJ4vx&t=1

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