Give Democracy a Fighting Chance in Corruption-Ravaged Nation

Target: Kais Saied, President of Tunisia

Goal: Restore functioning government and end crackdowns on press and peaceful protests.

The inspiration for the Arab Spring protests of the early 2010s may be losing its status as a safe haven for individuals rallying against corruption and human rights abuses. Tunisia’s revolution demonstrated how peaceful civil resistance could lead to meaningful reforms and more freedoms at both the political and the community level…until now. The country’s president, Kais Saied, carried out a series of controversial directives that included ousting the Tunisian prime minister and suspending parliament.

Debate still rages about whether his actions constituted a coup and outrageous executive overreach. Reports on the ground are even more troubling. Allegations that reporters have been assaulted and news offices raided indicate a dangerous trend for a leader who campaigned on ending corruption and promoting transparency. Advocates in the country have called for the immediate appointment of a new head of government and the formation of a rescue government that can bring stability and protect citizens’ rights.

Sign the petition below to echo these calls for a real governmental plan of action in this economically battered and corruption-ravaged nation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Saied,

Your actions may have gained you popular backing for now, but without a clear plan of action and a guarantee of rights this trust will be broken. You have witnessed the results when the people lose their faith in government. Do not follow this dangerous path.

Restore a full and functional parliament and appoint leaders who can address the many issues plaguing Tunisia in an honest and impactful way. Most importantly, do not take away the voices of the disenfranchised. End any attacks against the press and support the right of every citizen to peaceful protest.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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