|Dear Friends of the U.S Network For Democracy in Brazil,
We hope that this email finds you well. We write this email to share a declaration condemning political violence, this time specifically against Congresswoman Talíria Petrone, from PSOL-RJ, that is now being circulated among networks of politicians, academics and activist to collect signatures.
Talíria Petrone lives under constant death threats for using her mandate to advocate for matters such as the expansion of civil rights and the end of the genocide of black people in Brazil. Since taking office in the Chamber of Deputies, she has been officially notified of six reports of plans for her execution. Although she is an elected parliamentarian with more than 100,000 votes, her protection is not fully guaranteed by the state.
The fight against gender and race-based political violence is a task for all of us. That is why we express our solidarity and support for federal deputy Talíria Petrone and all Brazilian women, especially black ones, who are parliamentarians and candidates, and we urge Brazilian institutions to take effective measures to ensure their safety.
As such, we invite all USNDB friends and members to sign the Google Forms below by the end of the working week. You can find the Google Forms and the full statement here:
The U.S Network for Democracy in Brazil