2010 Elections and the SOA/WHINSEC Print

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be. ~Sydney J. Harris


This year is an important election year. While the office of the presidency is not in play, dozens of Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives will have elections in November, which is a golden opportunity for casting votes for individuals who represent your views in Washington DC.

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.

The issue of closing the SOA/ WHINSEC, investigating the atrocities linked to graduates of the school, and prohibiting funding for the institution have a long history in the halls and floor of Congress. Numerous bills and votes on amendments have taken place and it is your right to know this information and use that knowledge to make decisions about how you are represented by your elected officials.

SOA Watch has compiled several useful resources that connect this year’s elections with the important issue of closing the SOA/ WHINSEC.

Here are a few helpful tools:
  • The SOA/ WHINSEC Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame chart – this PDF chart lists all the current members of the House of Representatives, the date that seat holds their primary election, and the Hall of Fame/Hall of Shame ranking based on their voting history to close the SOA/ WHINSEC

  • Tips on how to be an effective bird-dogger on the campaign trail

  • Make a public impact using the media – check out a sample letter to the editor you can submit to your local newspaper and read about tips for a successful media campaign

  • Use this sample letter to a candidate to learn their position and opinion on the SOA/ WHINSEC

    And that’s not all! Our Legislative Action Index contains a wealth of information about which Members of Congress cosponsor legislation to investigate the school, as well as how they’ve voted on recent SOA/ WHINSEC amendments in Congress.

    Be a part of the process and help to ensure candidates supporting the closing and investigating of the SOA/ WHINSEC are elected to federal office! Your vote is an important part of your voice. Take the time this year to make history and cast your vote for candidates that will effectively represent your views in Washington DC!

    SOA Watch is a non-partisan organization that does not make candidate or party endorsements. The purpose of providing this information is not to tell voter whom to support or oppose, but to inform the public, educate the candidates, and shift the terms of debate.

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