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Support the People of Haiti in Their Time of Need
by Dan Bacher
Thursday Jan 28th, 2010 5:01 PM
Please help support this fund raising event for the people of Haiti in their time of need. All proceeds will be submitted to Haiti Action Committee. Mr Pierre Labossiere, Co-Founder of Haiti Action Committee, will be present at the event.
Bridging the Gap and the Majestic Lounge is co-sponsoring a Fund Raising Event to help the people of Haiti who were affected by the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010."

Date: Friday, January 29, 2010

Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Place: The Majestic Lounge

2355 Arden Way

Sacramento, CA 95825

Note: Mr Pierre Labossiere, Co-Founder of Haiti Action Committee will be present at the event.

Contacts: Phil: 916- 402-8738

Mathilde: 916-838-3356

Gregory: 916-799-7725

Here is the latest action alert from the Haiti Action Committee:

HAITI ACTION COMMITTEE ACTION ALERT


Rebuilding Haiti with the Democratic Movement

In the aftermath of the devastating 7.0 earthquake, Haitian children, women, and men are now suffering through a man-made disaster. Over one week ago, Obama promised that "The people of Haiti will have the full support of the United States in the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble, and to deliver the humanitarian relief.” But instead of delivering on this commitment, he has allowed the military response to take priority, resulting in thousands of preventable deaths.

As Haitians organize to rebuild their lives in the midst of an escalated military occupation, we demand that the Obama administration stop its destructive interference in Haiti. Haitians must be at the head of relief efforts and the longterm rebuilding of their country. Fanmi Lavalas, the democratic grassroots movement of Haiti, must be at the center of any legitimate rebuilding process.

On behalf of our sisters and brothers in Haiti who have yet to see any relief and are beginning the process of reconstructing their country, we make the following demands on the Obama administration:

The US military must IMMEDIATELY stop obstructing the distribution of water, food, and other emergency aid to the survivors urgently in need. Obama must instruct the Marines to stop impeding the relief and rescue efforts of aid workers.They should be delivering food and medical equipment to the Aristide Foundation and other centers where people have gathered for refuge.

Haitians must be free to coordinate and lead the relief efforts and the long term rebuilding of their country.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, ousted by a US-backed coup in 2004, must be allowed to return to Haiti immediately and safely.

Lavalas must be allowed to participate in free, democratic elections.The ban on Lavalas in the upcoming elections must be revoked.
The military occupation of Haiti by the United States and the United Nations must end once and for all.

We hold the US government accountable for its role in preventing relief efforts and undermining the Haitian grassroots who are organizing to rebuild their country.To stand in solidarity with Haiti at this crucial time, please contact US government officials, your local senators, and representatives with these demands.

White House: 202-456-1111
Email at http://www.whitehouse.gov
US State Department: 202-647-4000

Congressional switchboard: 202-224-3121



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