|Call script to support HR 1707 to suspend operations and investigate the SOA/WHINSEC|
Visit our Legislative Action Index – and scroll to the bottom of the screen for the HR 1707 cosponsor list. If your House Representative is NOT a cosponsor, take the time to make a short phone call!
Contact the Capitol Hill Switchboard (202-224-3121) and they will transfer you to your Representative's office. Ask to speak with the foreign affairs legislative assistant, click here - and for a suggested message for you to convey:
"As a constituent living in _________, I am calling Congressman/woman ________ to urge him/her to contact Rep. McGovern and ask to be a cosponsor of HR 1707, legislation that would suspend operations at the School of the Americas, renamed WHINSEC, and investigate the history of human rights abuses and failed policies of the institution.
New information indicates that WHINSEC has allowed known human rights abusers to instruct and receive training at the school. Argentina and Uruguay are two of five countries that have made public announcements they will no longer send students to the school, citing the negative image and history of this institution. Despite demands by Congress to have oversight over the curriculum and promote human rights, the Pentagon is now denying all requests to provide information to human rights organizations and the public about students and graduates of the school.
I urge you to contact Cindy Buhl in Representative McGovern's office and ask that your boss be added as a cosponsor of HR 1707. I hope you will represent my views and support this legislation."
Watch your inbox for an email on Tuesday morning that you can forward far and wide!
Click here to learn more about HR 1707
For more information, visit our homepage at www.soaw.org or the Legislative Action Index at www.soaw.org/legislative
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