|Tight Budget?! Close the SOA!|
The march to close the SOA and to resist militarization included torture survivors, union workers, educators and students from across the Americas. Marchers carried banners, flags and large puppets, including a 14-foot tall Mother of the Disappeared with them to the White House.
Check out the photos of the march to the White House and the Nonviolent Direct Action by Ted Majdosz and by Linda Panetta.
Check www.SOAW.org in the next few days for video footage of the Days of Action, including the White House march and action!
Call-In Day to Close the SOA - Call 202-224-3121
Today, SOA Watch activists are swarming Capitol Hill, urging Members of Congress to join the chorus for the closing of the School of the Americas and to ad their signature to the Congressional sign-on letter that is urging President Obama to shut down the SOA/ WHINSEC by executive order.
Please take 3 minutes right now to amplify the voices of those who are making the lobby visits today: Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard (202-224-3121) and ask to be transferred to your Representative's office (you only need to know your ZIP code). Ask to speak with the foreign affairs legislative assistant. Take careful notes during the call, and let us know about how it went!
"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.
5525 Illinois Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20011