Looking for People and Answers
First, I want to thank everyone who reached out to Sen. Lautenberg and Sen. Menendez today. You all made a real impact.
I want to explain the issue at hand. Here is the link to the relevant legislative language, which the State Department invokes whenever they tell us they "cannot give" or "are prohibited by law from giving" my family a consular finding of presumptive death. Please make sure you read it so you understand the issues.
For those of you who don't know my family's story, the story that led to the creation of the Missing Americans Project, I will briefly recount it:
My brother Joe disappeared on May 10, 2009 after taking a small recreational catamaran into the shallows off the West End of the island of Roatan in Honduras. Thanks to the efforts of friends and family across the country calling their congressmen to ask them to press for action, we succeeded in getting an exhaustive 3-day air/sea…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 28, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments
Some things are complicated, some aren’t – and some simple things become unnecessarily complicated by politics and/or bureaucratic inertia. Over the past year, I have become quite the authority on simple things being made complicated.
In May 2009, my brother Joe Dunsavage disappeared while on vacation on Isla de Roatan, Honduras. We don’t really know what happened apart from the fact that he left the beach to tool around the shallows offshore in a 10-foot-long outboard-powered…Continue
Added by Jeff Dunsavage on July 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments