Force Secretary Kerry to support democracy in Ethiopia
April 28, 2014
In America, they say “the squeaky wheel gets the oil” meaning those who make the biggest noise, are the ones most likely to get attention. Secretary Kerry forced Hailemariam Desalegn to drop the anti-Homosexual legislation and Hailemariam blinked. This shows the power of the U.S. in influencing policy in Ethiopia. Tell Secretary Kerry to tell Hailemariam to respect the right of all Ethiopians not just homosexuals.
Secretary Kerry is leaving for Ethiopia and a few other African countries on Tuesday, please raise your voice by calling the following numbers about the plight of our people.
The U.S. for decades supported the immoral racist regime or the Apartheid system (akin to Killel) in South Africa, until the pressure and the noise got too hot for them to justify it. Of course, the U.S. knew for certain that Apartheid was wrong, but they justified it based on their own national interest.
The same thing is going on in Ethiopia. The U.S. based on congressional testimony, State Department reports knows the illegitimate and illegal nature of this regime, but they are not putting any heat on them because we have not pushed the State Department hard enough to hear our voice or we did not make enough noise or lobby them effectively.
Like its support for Apartheid regime, the U.S. will align with Woyanes until we put enough pressure on them. Of course, making phone calls is one of them, but we have to align enough congressional and public support in the U.S. to expose their immoral and expedient nature at the expense of the Ethiopian people.
In the meantime, so please call the White House and the State Department, as well as the congressional members. Please ask the Congressional members to immediately write a letter to Secretary Kerry and put out a press release condemning U..S. support of the Woyane, ethnocentric, and anti democratic regime and for the release of all political prisoners. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about forming a robust lobby to put pressure on the U.S. and to force it change course.
Here are important congressional contacts to press Kerry to address the plight of our people:
Congressman Chris Smith: 202-225-3765
Congressman Ed Royce: (202) 225-4111
Senator Patrick Leahy 202-224-4242
posted by Daniel tesfaye