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TAKE ACTION! ARGENTINA: SEND A LETTER TO SUPPORT ACCESS TO INFORMATION LAW

9 November 2004

Civil society groups in Argentina are urging free expression advocates from all over the Americas to express their support for a proposed access to information law. A bill to enact the law has been stalling in Congress for more than 17 months and there are only 30 days before its status expires in December 2004. If that happens, it will be at least two years until the bill can be revived in Congress.

The Inter-American Democracy Network, headquartered in Argentina, has launched a letter-writing campaign to enlist the support of civil society organizations from across the continent.

The campaign, titled America for the Sanction of the Access to Information Law in Argentina (América por la sanción de la ley de acceso a la información en Argentina), is also being driven by the Citizen Power Foundation (Fundación Poder Ciudadano), the Argentine chapter of Transparency International.

Organizers are asking civil society organizations to send letters to Argentine senators, urging them to pass a bill that enables the proper functioning of representative democracy.

To send a letter, visit:
http://www.redinter.org/Noticias/Novedades-de-la-SERID/21106

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