Congress Votes to Cut Funding to the SOA/WHINSEC

SOA Watch

SOA Watch has received confirmation that this week Congress will vote on an amendment to close the School of the Americas, now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (SOA/WHINSEC). Representatives Jim McGovern and John Lewis will introduce an amendment to the Foreign Operations appropriations bill to cut funding for the school!

It’s been a year since our last vote in Congress, and the work of thousands of people like you across the Americas who care about justice has gotten us to where we are today.

Let's seize this opportunity to make history in the defense for human rights!

We expect a close vote in the House this week, and we need as many people as possible flooding the offices of Members of Congress with calls in support of a YES vote on the amendment! We need you to call, email and fax Congress every day until the vote happens. Tell your family and friends to do the same!

Please take the time to call the DC office of your Representative through the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Ask to speak with the foreign affairs legislative assistant. Click here for a suggested message!

Take Action Now: Email/Fax your Representative urging her/him to Support the Amendment to Cut Funding for the SOA/WHINSEC (Please check the "Send a Fax" option to submit a fax)


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