4/17-19 DC: SOA Watch Lobby Days to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC



SOA Watch Lobby Days April 17-19, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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April 17-19: SOA Watch Lobby Days

Join us in Washington DC, April 17th through the 19th as we organize to close the School of the Americas/WHINSEC.

We will be demanding that members of Congress stand with us as we work for justice in Latin America. Currently HR 2567, the bill to suspend and investigate the SOA/WHINSEC has 98 cosponsors. Your voice is needed in Washington DC as we lobby and vigil.

We will gather to build community on April 17th with an evening social. We will host panel discussions on torture and immigration, go through an in-depth legislative training, and on the evening of April 18th, SOA Watch will host our first public event on U.S. access to military bases in Colombia. On Monday, April 19th we will spend the day lobbying and vigiling on Capitol Hill.

This is a critical moment for our movement and an important time to be in solidarity with our partners in Latin America. We hope that you will join us!

For more information about SOA Watch's Legislative campaign, visit

Building a Cross-Continental Movement Watch Encuentro in Latin America

In an effort to transfer leadership and decision-making power to people in Latin America and to people directly affected by SOA/ WHINSEC violence, the SOA Watch Encuentro is going to take place with representatives from 18 countries from South and North America from June 21-26, 2010 in Venezuela.

For more information about the SOA Watch Encuentro, visit