To: Colombia Grassroots List
From: Elanor Starmer, LAWG
Re: Colombia update
Sorry to be flooding your inbox today... I just wanted to update you that
the vote on the McGovern/Skelton/Delauro amendment will be taking place
around 8:00 tonight EST, so you can continue making calls to your
representatives until then. Let's put in one last push to try to get this
To recap, the amendment would take out a portion of the $104 million in
Colombia military aid in the Iraq supplemental and give it to local police
forces and first responders.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work on this! We've been hearing
from congressional offices that they've been hearing LOTS on Colombia from
constituents-- let's keep it up for another 2 hours!
If you don't know who your rep is, see www.house.gov/writerep. You can be
connected with their office by calling the congressional switchboard at
202-224-3121. Ask for your member's office and ask to speak with the
foreign policy aide. You can voice your concerns over more miltary aid to
Colombia and ask that they support the McGovern/Skelton/DeLauro amendment to
cut out a portion of that aid from the Iraq bill.
Let me know if you get a sense of how your rep might vote--
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much!
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