UPDATE: The President has announced that the Parliamentary election will take place on Saturday, July 7
Join, support ETAN observers
ETAN will be observing the Timor-Leste's coming parliamentary election in Timor-Leste. We hope you will join and support us.
"It is... essential for ETAN to use its skills and experience to send trained, sensitive non-partisan observers for our 2012 national elections, which will build and strengthen our young democracy... ETAN's commitment, solidarity and experience are unparalleled."In 1999, ETAN played a key role in organizing the largest international observer delegation to Timor's historic independence referendum. ETAN has been present at every Timor-Leste election since. In 2007, ETAN was critical to the formation and leadership of the Solidarity Observer Mission for East Timor (SOMET), a grassroots project of five international NGOs and six non-partisan groups in Timor-Leste which brought together international and Timorese observers for the country's first national election.
You can find the Code of Conduct for project participant and other important forms at http://etan.org/news/2012/observer2012.htm. Please note that, by returning the Application Questionnaire, you are affirming your intent, should you be accepted by the project to sign and agree to the Code of Conduct and the Release of Liability, and that you understand that you will be asked either to bring these signed documents with you when you come to Timor-Leste, or will sign them in the presence of project staff upon your arrival; and to bring with you to Timor-Leste the signed Medical Release form.
John M. Miller, National Coordinator
Elice Higginbotham, Solidarity Observer Project Coordinator
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network
How to Donate
You can donate safely by credit card through ETAN's website: http://etan.org/etan/donate.htm Or you can mail your donation. To support ETAN's political advocacy work, write a check made out to "ETAN." For ETAN's educational efforts, tax-deductible donations of over $50 can be made out to "A.J. Muste Memorial Institute/ETAN." Please mail your donations to: East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN), PO Box 21873, Brooklyn, NY 11202-1873.
Thank you for your support!