House of Representatives
Lori has received tremendous support from the House of Representatives. House actions on her behalf include four "Dear Colleague" letters to various Peruvian and U.S. officials and a floor vote on an amendment to withhold all but humanitarian aid to Perú. Through these efforts, a majority of the members of the House of Representatives have expressed their support for Lori's release.
In July of 2000, the most recent "Dear Colleague" letter, signed by 221 members of the House, was sent to President Clinton urging that he secure Lori's release. An additional Representative sent his own letter.
A press release issued by Congresswoman Waters office, reads in part, "I am proud that a majority of the Members of the House of Representatives have joined me this year to call for Lori's immediate release. Now it is time for the President to act." She also called attention to the thousands of people unjustly imprisoned in Perú, declaring, "These gross violations of fundamental human rights must stop."
Over the years the Senate has sent letters to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, and President Clinton urging them to act on Lori's behalf.
In July of 2000, the most recent "Dear Colleague" letter, signed by forty Senators, was sent to President Clinton urging him to secure Lori's release. Four additional Senators sent their own letters either to President Clinton or Secretary of State Albright to secure Lori's release.
Contacting your Congressional members.
It is imperative that members of Congress be aware that their constituents are interested in Lori's case and support her release