Salvadoran organized communities are asking their partners in International Solidarity to help them defend their democracy. Traditionally, the midterm elections like the ones coming up March 2015 have been the most contentious and most vulnerable to fraud and voter intimidation. International observers are needed more than ever! Join Sister Cities experienced staff and network this spring as we help defend Salvadoran democracy!

 

Save the Date!

El Salvador Elections Observation Delegation

February 26th to March 2nd

(Optional Beach day March 3rd!)

 

From CRIPDES President Marcos Galvez:

 

"Good governance requires genuine democratic elections, to express the sovereignty and will of the Salvadoran people, which arises from the free expression of those who form the basis of the authority and legitimacy of any new government.


The right of persons to exercise their vote is an internationally recognized right and the upcoming elections must be guaranteed a democratic environment in compliance with existing regulations. These elections serve as a peaceful solution to the competition for political power in El Salvador. They are fundamental to the maintenance and  strengthening of peace and stability in the country.

 

El Salvador is a country with a young democracy, product of the Peace Accords signed in 1992. In the past we have had a tradition of rigged elections and coups, so it is important that the international community continue to accompany us by observing  elections with the aims of strengthening democracy, transparent elections and that the will of the people expressed at the ballot box is respected."

 

Draft Itinerary:

Estimated Delegation Cost:

Delegation Fee*: $300

Transportation: $145

Housing:  $100

Food: $85

Miscellaneous: $10

TOTAL: $650**

*Delegation Fee covers costs of translation and coordination 

**plus cost of flight

 

 

Thursday February 26th

Arrive – Orientation

Friday February 27th

Observer Training

Saturday February 28th

Go to observation sites:

Chalatenango and Cabañas,

meet with community leaders

Sunday March 1st

Observe!

Return to San Salvador

Monday, March 2nd

Press conference

Return to US/Go to beach

Tuesday, March 3rd

Beach day/Return to US

 

 If you are interested in participating, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!!!

 

 

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