As we reported last week, there’s a Congressional letter being circulated around the U.S. House of Representatives calling for the U.S. to support an international investigation into alleged war crimes committed by both sides during the war in Sri Lanka. We still have two more days to get additional Representatives to co-sign the letter, as the deadline for co-signers has been extended to Thursday, Aug. 5. Thanks a lot to those who’ve already contacted their Representatives.
We need all the support we can get for this letter, so the victims and their families in Sri Lanka can receive justice. Here’s how you can help:
1. Take action online, urging your Representative to co-sign the letter.
2. Call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Representative (if you don’t know who your Representative is, visit the House of Representatives website to find out). Tell your Representative about the Congressional letter and ask him/her to co-sign it.
3. If your Representative is on Facebook or Twitter, use those media to encourage him/her to co-sign the letter. For an example on Twitter, follow Christoph’s lead.
Thanks to everyone who can help with this effort. We’ll keep you posted on how it goes.