Dear Representative / Senator ____________________________,
I am writing you today in relation to the current political crisis in Honduras. Both the actions that ocurred on June 28th, 2009, when elected president Manuel Zelaya Rosales was forcibly deposed and sent into exile, numerous related events both before and after, are deeply concerning to me. As my elected representative, I ask you to hear my concerns and to use the power that you have to act accordingly.
I believe there are two main problems highlighted by the current situation in Honduras:
Unlike many who have commented on this situation, I do not seek to hold up either Zelaya or Micheletti as shining examples of democracy. Both Zelaya and his faction and Micheletti and his faction have committed numerous illegal and unethical acts, and have based their actions on personal gain or advantage instead of on what is best for Honduras. Both sides should be investigated, prosecuted, and held responsible for their actions. I applaud you and the U.S. government for supporting dialogue between Zelaya and Micheletti.
With this crisis there is also opportunity for change in Honduras. There is a chance for the poor of Honduras to finally be heard, and opportunity for the international community to demand an end to the corruption that has been so evident recently. I ask that you support foreign policy that will ensure the creation of a democratic system in Honduras in which the poor have a true voice in a true democracy—not one that is plagued by corruption and the undue dominance of a few at the expense of the rest.
I thank you in advance for taking action in this situation. I would be grateful for whatever report you could give me on the actions you and the U.S. government take in regards to the Honduras political crisis.