New legislation introduced! to close School of the Americas!

Submitted by PAAMember on November 20, 2005 - 2:00pm. ::

 Without hardly a wimper, this new legislation to close the school of the Americas has 100 sponsors!

http://www.soaw.org/new/article.php?id=96

Please take action to write your Congressman / woman!

On March 10, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) reintroduced legislation in the 109th Congress to suspend operations of the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC. HR 1217, "The Latin America Military Training Review Act of 2005," had 78 bi-partisan introductory co-sponsors -- thanks to YOUR determined efforts during our February Lobby Day and National Call-in Day! The bill currently has 122 bi-partisan co-sponsors, which are listed at the bottom of the page.

For more details, visit thomas.loc.gov, and click on "Search Bills and Resolutions." Select the option to search by bill number, and in the "Enter Search" box, enter the bill number for HR 1217. By clicking on the "Bill Summary and Status" link,
you can access other useful information about the bill.

If you do not see your Member of Congress at the bottom of this page, take the time to call their DC office by calling the Capitol Hill Switchboard (202-224-3121). Here is a suggested message for you to convey:

"I am calling Congressman/woman ________ to remind him/her that Rep. Jim McGovern has introduced HR 1217, The Latin America Military Training Review Act of 2005, which would suspend and investigate the School of the Americas, which now uses the acronym WHINSEC. I urge the Congressman/woman to contact Rep. McGovern's office to become a cosponsor of this bipartisan bill. This would be one very concrete step to support human rights and promote peace and justice for the people of Latin America."

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    Submitted by PAAMember on November 20, 2005 - 3:00pm.

    sent message to Sheila's office.

    RMS