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Call Script to Urge Your Representative to Sign the Letter to Obama, calling for an Executive Order to Close the SOA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nico Udu-gama   
Monday, 10 January 2000 16:05
We are encouraging all of our SOA Watch activists to flex their people power and call Congress on Monday, April 11, to ask your legislators to sign theCongressional sign-on letter which will be circulated by Rep. Jim McGovern's (MA) office.

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. Take careful notes during the call, and let us know about how it went!

A possible call script could look like the following:

"As a constituent living in _________, I am calling Congressman/woman ________ to urge him/her to contact Rep. McGovern and ask to sign the Congressional sign-on letter directed at President Obama, urging him to shut down the School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

Just like the School of the Americas, 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 a signer to the Congressional sign-on letter to President Obama. I hope you will represent my views and support this letter."

Remember to contact the SOA Watch office with any response you receive!

Thank you!

Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 13:19

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