Urgent! Your Year-End Support Needed
by Kim Ives - Haïti Liberté
Dear Friend; You've likely received many year-end funding requests in your inbox. This one is different so please read on. We’ll get right to the point.
Haiti is now on the brink of a tumultuous year. President Michel Martelly’s government faces a growing popular uprising due to corruption, repression, and its moves to set up illegal institutions and fraudulent elections. Meanwhile, the country remains militarily occupied by UN troops. They have been in the country, at the cost of some $800 million annually, for almost eight years now.
Haïti Liberté has been at the forefront of the fight for justice, democracy, and sovereignty in Haiti. Its journalists, already working under extremely difficult conditions, have been threatened, targeted and harassed. The destruction wrought by Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy have not helped.
Our people on the ground need your help.
You can donate right now, online, by clicking here. That page provides options for a one-time contribution or monthly ones. Donations this way are not tax deductible, but they come directly, completely, and immediately to Haïti Liberté (no administrative bureaucracy or fees).
However, if you'd like to make a tax deductible donation in these last three days of 2012, you can make out a check to our fiscal sponsor, The Peoples Rights Fund, with "Haiti" written in the memo, and mail it to:
1583 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Please act now. Thank you for your support.
Berthony Dupont & Kim Ives