Action a Day to Close the SOA! - March 30
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ACTION A DAY TO CLOSE THE SOA!
***Raise Your Voice****Commit to Action ****Organize for Power ****
With the anticipation of a congressional vote on HR 1258 later this year,
the 2004 Spring Mobilization and the March 30 Lobby Day is a key part of the
strategy to win. To increase our collective impact on Congress, we put
together this "flash" campaign to amplify the voices from all over the
country for the closure of the SOA/WHISC.
Please join us. Ask others to join us. Come to Washington DC AND take
action in your community. Every call, every letter, every visit truly count.
If they don't hear it from us, then they don't hear it. So raise your voice
and show our grassroots power!
* Forward this email to everyone you know. Post it to any listserves you
* Start scheduling your appointments. Congressional calendars fill up
quickly so act now. Call the office where you will meet (DC and/or the
office near your home). Then mark your calendars and get ready!
SATURDAY, MARCH 27 and SUNDAY, MARCH 28 - Join the Lead-up Events in
Washington, DC or Table and Collect Signed Postcards in your Community
* Set up a table outside your house of worship, school, grocery store or
anywhere you can reach a lot of people and collect postcards to send to
Members of Congress. Make sure folks include their return address. For the
sample postcard: http://www.soaw.org/new/docs/PostcardTemplate.doc
MONDAY, MARCH 29 - Send Your Post Cards
* Drop your post cards in the mail and make sure you include one from
yourself and the rest of your family. You can send them individually or in
a large envelope.
TUESDAY, MARCH 30 - National Call In Day and Lobby Day to Close the
* Help create a buzz on Capitol Hill. The more calls the offices get, the
more impact the in-person visits other activists are making will have. Call
the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 - Email and Fax the DC Offices
* Check your local phone book or www.congress.org for the numbers.
THURSDAY, APRIL1 - Email and Fax the District Offices
*Check your local phone book or www.congress.org for the numbers.
FRIDAY, APRIL 2 - District Office Call-In Day
* Call to follow up on your email or fax.
APRIL 5 - APRIL 16 - Lobby in the Congressional Office Near Your Home
* This two-week District Work Period offers a great opportunity to meet
face-to-face with your Member of Congress, because they will be at home
instead of in Washington. However, if they are not available, schedule the
meeting with the foreign policy staff - they are often key to influencing a
Before you start your "Action a Day" check out the resources available
online at the Legislative Action Center:
http://www.soaw.org/new/article.php?id=96 , especially the "Tips for Making
Contact with Your Member of Congress":
You'll also find specific information about the Spring Mobilization and
Lobby Day: http://www.soaw.org/new/article.php?id=713
If at anytime you have any questions or need assistance, call 202-234-3440
or email jbaker@...
SOA Watch ~ PO Box 4566 ~ Washington DC 20017 ~ (202)234-3440 ~ www.soaw.org
For more information about the School of the Americas and SOA Watch,
or send email to info@...
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