Fwd: Refugees, Migration, and Caravans: The Humanitarian Crisis in Central America




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From: Katie Greenman <kgreenman@gwi.net>


HANCOCK
COUNTY
DEMOCRATIC
COMMITTEE
 
REFUGEES, MIGRATION AND CARAVANS:
THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
IN CENTRAL AMERICA


Thursday, March 21
7:00 PM
Moore Community Center
133 State Street, Ellsworth
Continuing political crisis in Central America is causing thousands of families to flee and seek sanctuary in the US, thereby creating a humanitarian crisis on the US southern border. Democrats need to know the facts about refugee migration before we can responsibly advocate for solutions.

At the HCDC meeting on Thursday, a delegation that has worked to protect human rights in Carasque, El Salvador, will present their findings and facilitate a discussion to better equip us to understand and advocate for meaningful and fact-based solutions. Don’t miss this informative HCDC meeting. If you know others who want to know more about the condition of our neighbors to the south and the background behind today’s headlines at home, invite them to attend.

The Carasque delegation will address all facets of the problem, including:

  • What are the roots of the crisis in Central America?
  • What is forced migration?
  • Did the United States contribute to the problems?
  • What is the role of national governments and militaries in creating this crisis?
  • Why have peace accords failed?
  • Do people flee for economic reasons?
  • Do these refugees qualify for asylum in the United States?
  • What are the implications of refugee migration for our southern border states? 
HANCOCK COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
A PROPOSAL HIDING IN THE SHADOWS
WOULD BRING A MAJOR CHANGE

Chair of the County Commissioners, Antonio Blasi, will discuss proposals being worked on that would significantly change Hancock County’s form of government through a Charter. If you haven’t heard anything about this proposition before, that may be on purpose. The proponents have not sought publicity for their proposals. HCDC members, however, should be aware of the issues involved.



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