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Closing the SOA/WHINSEC: New Legislative Resource

Your Senators and Representative represent YOU and your views in Congress in Washington D.C. and they should be accountable for each and every one of the votes they cast. In 2008, the office of the President of the United States and seats in the Senate and House of Representatives are up for grabs!

SOA Watch has created a new legislative resource: the SOA Watch 2008 Elections Packet. Inside you’ll find an introduction to the exciting world of bird-dogging, voting history for your Representative, bird-dogging and direct action opportunities in your community, and more.

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Volunteer with the Legislative Working Group!

At this year's Vigil, the Legislative Working Group will embark on a mini legislative campaign to reach out the thousands of activists who will gather at the gates of Fort Benning. Over 200 thank you cards will be filled with signatures to be given to the members of the House of Representatives who voted YES in June 2007 to prohibit funding for the school. Thousand of postcards to potential cosponsors of HR 1707 will be filled out at the Vigil site to flood the mailboxes of Congressional offices.

To coordinate these projects and more, we need volunteers to staff the three legislative tables at the Vigil site!!!

Donate an hour, two hours, or even more of your time on Saturday, November 17 at the Vigil site and help the legislative campaign! To volunteer, please contact SOA Watch West Council member and Legislative Working Group veteran Theresa Cameranesi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up for a tabling slot.

Help Build Momentum for HR 1707 and Secure Another Vote in Congress

HR 1707, Rep. McGovern’s legislation to suspend operations at the SOA/ WHINSEC and investigate atrocities linked to the school, has 117 bipartisan cosponsors! Help us reach the magic number to secure a vote on the bill by making sure your Representative has signed on as a cosponsor:

- Check out the list of current cosponsors. Is yours not on the list?! Check out the June 2007 voting record and see if your Representative cast a YES vote. If so, even more reason to check out the Legislative Action Index for tips on contacting your Representative, setting up a meeting, and making your calls.

For more information contact Pam Bowman in the SOA Watch DC office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (202) 234-3440