Protect the Self Determination of Haitian People

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One and Respe MR. Preval:

First of all, I don't understand why you have not publicly invited president Jean Bertrand Aristide back home. Ayiti/Haiti is is home and he has a right to return there.

Seconldy, I would like for you to update us on what is being done about the people being held in the Haitians jails/prisons.

Have they been charged and prosecuted and/or released if needs be. And how will you keep this from happening again, where innocent folks are rounded up and locked up without being charged?

Secondly, has the state issued and appology or amends to So Ann and others who were similarly victimized by the occupying forces?

And what is being done about Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine?

Any new details about his disappearance and the UN's role in it?

How are you taking care of his family and his organization?

Thirdly, I strongly believe that article 14 needs to be revised.

As a 2nd generation transnational Haitian American, I feel that I deserve my Haitian citizenship.

As do others who live in the Diaspora and pay the price of being a Haitian.

Many of us are unable to return to the nation state for various reasons and providing us with this small token of acknowledgment or our ethnicity and national origin might change the statistics in favor of more travel to Ayiti/Haiti thereby increasing the revenues as far as tourism is concerned.

And goodness knows, so many more possibilities can happen.

Fouth, I would like to begin a petition and to aggressively fight for changes in marital laws. In my view consenting adults of whatever gender should be allowed to marry so long as they are of legal age. As such same gender unions and marriages that involve more than two (2) people should be allowed.

In other words, my view is that the Haitian state should amend its laws to reflect the social and cultural reality of so many in Ayiti/Haiti and the diaspora.

In other words as a citizen (or one who hopes to be soon)I feel that it is my right to marry whomever I choose up to at least 2 other individuals of whatever gender.

The notion of having both a husband and a wife should not be the decision of the atate but one made by the parties involved.

Lastly, I would like to see more activism about the conditions of Haitians in the diaspora and pressure put on these foreign host governments to take better care of these immigrants.

And also, I cannot end this without a special appeal to you to do all that you can to stop sexism, classism, homophobia, heterosexism, regionalism, and elitism.

Thank you in advance for your help in these matters.

I look forward to communicating with you soon.

Marie Nadine Pierre
marienadinepierre at

Marie Nadine Pierre, January 7 2009, 12:25 PM

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