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Home News Organizing Updates April 23-25, 2006<br>Bring the Vigil to Washington, DC
April 23-25, 2006<br>Bring the Vigil to Washington, DC PDF Print E-mail
Hold your Representatives and Senators accountable!

Join with many other SOA Watch activists and visit your Representatives and Senators in Washington, DC on SOA Watch's Lobby Days, April 23-25, 2006.

We need to build on the momentum of the Vigil with increased pressure on members of Congress! Build crucial support for the upcoming vote to close the SOA!

Find out more about the legislative campaign to close to SOA.

Join SOA Watch in DC on April 23-25 for several days of legislative trainings, rallies, lobbying, networking and more.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, April 22nd

Social gathering at Capitol City Brewery, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE 6:30pm

Sunday, April 23rd

Spanish Interpretation available

10:30am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion/Introduction to the weekend
  • Brief introduction to the weekend
  • Panel discussion on the intersections of globalization, militarization, immigration and the drug war and the relationship to the School of the Americas
  • Question and Answer section

    Lunch Break

    1:30pm - 3:03pm Legislative training

    3:30 - 4:00 Break

    4:00 - 5:30 Workshops/trainings

    5:30 - 5:45 Break

    5:45 - 6:30 Speech from Roy and Q & A

    Monday, April 24th

    Spanish Interpretation available

    Rally and march on Capitol Hill, featuring speakers and musicians, followed by congressional visits in the House and Senate

    Tuesday, April 25th

    Congressional visits in the House and Senate

    As soon as the summer of 2006, a vote on the School of the Americas will come up in Congress. We already have over 120 co-sponsors of HR 1217, the legislation introduced by Rep. McGovern that would close and investigate the SOA/WHINSEC.

    Click on the image below to download a flyer for Lobby Days (PDF):

    We are now in our strongest position to close this school since we won a vote in the House of Representativesin 1999. For more information about the legislative campaign, visit the Legislative Action Index or contact SOA Watch's legislative coordinator, Pam Bowman, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202-234-3440.

    Carry on the struggle to close the SOA in Washington this April!

    Contact us

    SOA Watch
    733 Euclid Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001

    phone: 202-234-3440
    email: info@soaw.org