|Call script to support amendment to Foreign Ops Appropriations to close the SOA/ WHINSEC|
The week of June 5, 2006, Congress will vote on an amendment to close the SOA/ WHINSEC. Rep. McGovern (MA) will introduce an amendment to the Foreign Ops appropriations bill to cut funding for the SOA/ WHINSEC.
We expect a close vote and need as many people as possible flooding the offices of the House of Representatives with calls in support of a YES vote on the amendment.
CALL-IN DAY TO CLOSE THE SOA/WHINSEC
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2006 and WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2006:
Call Congress at 202-224-3121 or toll free at 888-355-3588.
Please take the time to call the DC office of your Representative by calling the Capitol Hill Switchboard (202-224-3121 or toll free 1-888-355-3588). Ask to speak with the foreign affairs legislative assistant and here is a suggested message for you to convey:
"I am calling Congressman/woman ________ to urge him/her to vote YES on the McGovern amendment to the Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. This amendment is a cut in funding for the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC. New information indicates that WHINSEC has allowed known human rights abusers to instruct and receive training at the school. Argentina and Uruguay are two more countries that have made public announcements they will no longer send students to the school, citing the negative image and history of this institution. Voting YES on this amendment sends a positive human rights message to Latin America and will help to improve the U.S. image abroad. As an elected official in Washington D.C., I hope you will represent me and vote YES on any amendment in the House that would cut funding for the school."
For more information, visit our homepage at www.soaw.org or the Legislative Action Index at www.soaw.org/legislative
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