The February 2014 election in El Salvador will be very important, and things are already heating up down here with the campaigns of the different parties, so we are bound to have a very interesting election on our hands. Sister Cities is one of several solidarity organizations bringing observers to El Salvador to ensure that the presidential elections are free of intimidation and fraud so that the Salvadoran people can vote according to their conscience. The role of observers has been key in El Salvador since the first elections after the Peace Accords back in 1994 and Sister Cities is proud to have led electoral observation delegations in every one of these elections.
Join the Sister Cities Electoral Observation Delegation- January 28th to February 4th, 2014
Join our delegation to accompany the organized communities of CRIPDES during the February 2nd, 2014 presidential elections. Participating in the Election Observation Delegation is an exciting way to learn about the Salvadoran political process, respond to the request for observers from our partners, accompany the rural communities and advocate for free and fair elections.
In the 2009 elections, Sister Cities observers played a key role in ensuring the fairness of the election process and monitoring and reporting on election irregularities. For the 2014 elections we hope to join hundreds of other election observers in ensuring the run-up to the elections and the Election Day itself are free and fair and people are able to vote according to their conscience free of intimidation or fear. This election is extremely important for our sister communities, whose social services, rights and development hang in the balance with this election.
Sister Cities election observers will tour the important historic sites of San Salvador, meet with CRIPDES and other social justice organizations in the capital, receive training in electoral observation, and spend time in sister communities that have requested electoral observation.
In addition to observing the election, Sister Cities is also be working with other U.S. solidarity organizations to pressure the U.S. government to release a public neutrality statement to ensure that the outcome of the vote is not swayed by misleading statements about the U.S. governments preference for one or another party. For more information on this campaign click here>>