As U.S.-based civil society organizations, we call on the Honduran authorities to ensure that the vote count for presidential, legislative, and municipal elections is conducted in a completely transparent manner. The delays and lack of transparency that have characterized the process thus far have the potential to undermine faith in the legitimacy of the elections.
We urge the Honduran authorities to refrain from any actions that would limit the ability of the Honduran people, journalists and social communicators, social movements, and civil society organizations to freely express their opinions and exercise their right to freedom of association and peaceful protest.
We urge the U.S. government and other international donor governments, as well as the Organization of American States and other electoral observers, to insist upon full transparency in the vote count and a review of the electoral process to ensure that the elections were free and fair and represent the will of the Honduran people.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)
International Labor Rights Forum
Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)