Organizational Letters in Support of SOA Watch First Amendment Rights Print

SOA Watch is humbled by the great outpouring of solidarity in light of the recent actions of the Columbus police department that represent an effort to shut down the annual vigil at the gates of Fort Benning.

We are grateful to have received many letters of support from our partner organizations that criticize this new attack against the movement to close SOA/WHINSEC. For us this development is not just an attack against SOA Watch and the November Vigil, but also an attack against dissent and first amendment rights in general. The letters that we have received are an important part of our attempt to start negotiations with the city of Columbus in order to ensure a safe 25th vigil this November.

If your organization wants to join the voices of dissent, please send a letter of support via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You can also sign and circulate our online petition which has already received more than 6000 signatures!

All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC)

Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ)

Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP)

CASA Baltimmore/Limay

Catholics United

Central America Information Network

Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad (CSI)

Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN)

Coalition for Justice

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Conflict Transformation Collective (CTC)

Detention Watch Network

Dominican Sisters of Peace

Ecumenical Peace Institute

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta

Grandmothers for Peace International

Guatemala Human Rights Commission

Haiti Action Committee

Heart of America Call to Action (Greater Kansas City area)

Interfaith Action of SW Florida

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice

La Voz de los de Abajo

Latin America Working Group (LAWG)

Loretto Community

Maryknoll Sisters

Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas

Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN)

National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR)

National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT)

NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Pax Christi Michigan

Pax Christi New Orleans

Plowshare Peace Center

Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)

Project Unspeakable

San José Friends Worship Group

Sisters of Mercy

Sisters of Social Service

Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third order of St. Francis

SOA Watch East Bay

SOA Watch Los Angeles

SOA Watch Northeast

SOA Watch South Florida

South Florida Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

The Nuclear Resister

United Students for Fair Trade (USFT)

Veterans For Peace Chapter 10

Veterans For Peace Chapter 34

Veterans For Peace Chapter 35

Veterans For Peace Chapter 39

Veterans For Peace Chapter 56

Veterans For Peace Chapter 74

Veterans For Peace Chapter 104

Veterans For Peace Chapter 139

Veterans For Peace Chapter 156

Veterans For Peace Chapter 157

Veterans For Peace National Office

Clerics of St. Viator

Washington Peace Center

Witness for Peace

Women's Action for New Directions

Women Against Military Madness

Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF)