ACTION ALERT: Stop More Sanctions on Nicaragua, Stop the Renacer Act

Action Alert

via The Nicaragua Network:

STOP FURTHER SANCTIONS AGAINST NICARAGUA

This is an urgent moment!  Please take action to stop the RENACER Act which has passed the full U.S. Senate and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. But the bill is still being considered by another committee in the House – Financial Services.  The best way to stop new punishment on the people of Nicaragua is to call and write the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Maxine Waters.

Phone calls are best : her office number is 202-225-2201 (California office: 323-757-8900); you can leave a comment on the comment line or ask to speak to Legislative Director, Patrick Fergusson.

You do not have to be a constituent to contact her—all citizens can address her as the Chair of the Financial Services Committee regarding legislation before her committee. Then call the Financial Services Committee directly with the same message:  202-225-4247.

Please ask that Rep. Waters oppose the RENACER Act and not mark it up or move it through her committee. The RENACER Act proposes “targeted” sanctions against more than half of the population of Nicaragua, and in fact everyone living in the country would suffer because the entire government would be targeted. Sanctions hurt the most vulnerable people and the U.S. must stop waging war this way!

If you cannot call please send a message to Rep. Waters and her aide, and to your own Representative,

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ONE MORE THING…
Finally, please take a look at the list of Financial Services Committee members below!  Is YOUR Representative on the list?  If so, you can make an even bigger difference!  Please call them (ask for them by name via the Congressional Switchboard, 202-224-3121).  Say that they are your Representative serving on the Financial Services Committee and share this message:
I urge you to oppose more sanctions on Nicaragua known as the Renacer Act. Please do not pass or mark up this bill. 
If you can say more, add the following:
The RENACER Act proposes “targeted” sanctions against more than half of the population of Nicaragua, and in fact everyone living in the country would suffer because the entire government would be targeted. Sanctions hurt the most vulnerable people in a given country, and the U.S. must stop waging war this way.
The United States should not politicize World Bank and IMF assistance to Nicaragua, as this hurts poorest people the most of all. U.S. representatives at multilateral development banks should recognize the consistently strong results of Nicaragua’s programs for the poor, as evaluated by these very financial institutions. The U.S. should not undermine or interfere with Nicaragua access to assistance, which should be based only on merit in accordance with the mandate of the institutions.

 

Financial Services Committee,
Listing of Members
Maxine Waters, California, Chairwoman
 Carolyn B. Maloney, New York
Patrick McHenry, North Carolina, Ranking Member
 Nydia M. Velázquez, New York
 Frank D. Lucas, Oklahoma
 Brad Sherman, California
 Pete Sessions, Texas
 Gregory W. Meeks, New York
 Bill Posey, Florida
 David Scott, Georgia
 Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri
 Al Green, Texas
 Bill Huizenga, Michigan
 Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri
 Ann Wagner, Missouri
 Ed Perlmutter, Colorado
 Andy Barr, Kentucky
 Jim A. Himes, Connecticut
 Roger Williams, Texas
 Bill Foster, Illinois
 French Hill, Arkansas
 Joyce Beatty, Ohio
 Tom Emmer, Minnesota
 Juan Vargas, California
 Lee M. Zeldin, New York
 Josh Gottheimer, New Jersey
 Barry Loudermilk, Georgia
 Vicente Gonzalez, Texas
 Alexander X. Mooney, West Virginia
 Al Lawson, Florida
 Warren Davidson, Ohio
 Michael San Nicolas, Guam
 Ted Budd, North Carolina
 Cindy Axne, Iowa
 David Kustoff, Tennessee
 Sean Casten, Illinois
 Trey Hollingsworth, Indiana
 Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts
 Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio
 Ritchie Torres, New York
 John Rose, Tennessee
 Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts
 Bryan Steil, Wisconsin
 Alma Adams, North Carolina
 Lance Gooden, Texas
 Rashida Tlaib, Michigan
 William Timmons, South Carolina
 Madeleine Dean, Pennsylvania
 Van Taylor, Texas
 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York
 Jesús “Chuy” García, Illinois
 Sylvia Garcia, Texas
 Nikema Williams, Georgia
Jake Auchincloss, Massachusetts

Thank you for taking action!