FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2022
Washington, DC- As Haitians mark yet another year of political limbo, A Way Forward in Haiti, a network of Haitian diaspora faith and community leaders, is reiterating its call on the Biden-Harris Administration to change its approach to Haiti. “By continuing to give caretaker Prime Minister Ariel Henry a de-facto veto over Haiti’s future, the U.S. State Department is reinforcing the political interests and dynamics that have driven Haiti into misery,” said Rev. Keny Felix, Pastor of Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church in Miami Gardens, and a leader with Faith in Florida. “Secretary of State Blinken and Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Brian Nichols must send a clear signal that the winds have changed. Haitians need to hear that the U.S. supports the brave civil society and political leaders who are crafting an inclusive transition back to democracy, not the same circle of corrupt elites who are responsible for much of the violence and suffering facing Haiti,” said Dr. Francois Pierre-Louis, Faith in Action International Haiti Director.
A Way Forward in Haiti is an initiative to bring together faith and community leaders from Florida, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and other centers of the Haitian diaspora and allies of Haiti to change U.S. policy toward Haiti. Faith in Action International is a movement of people for faith organizing for social change in Haiti, Central America, Africa, and in 24 states and more than 300 cities and towns in the U.S.