Wiselaine Dorcélus, leader of the Haiti Democracy Project’s women-candidates’ campaign, and her colleagues are no strangers to danger. A year and a half ago she was beaten and robbed after registering the campaign at a government office. Then her daughter was kidnapped. Her colleague from Croix-des-Bouquets was shot in the neck on the bus.

Despite this, Wiselaine has traveled many times to the south to recruit these candidates and nothing is going to stop her from going now. The gangs of Martissant who have been blocking the route have declared a week-long truce; let’s hope this is true.

We’re fortunate that a generous donor in Haiti is providing medical and hygienic supplies and clothing. We’re appealing to our American supporters to contribute on-line to the Haiti Democracy Project so we can transfer it down immediately and let Wiselaine get a big-enough van to take all the stuff with enough gas to hit the back roads near the epicenter

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