School of the Americas Vote Coming in June

Beth Ford Around the Province

The Congressional vote on H.R. 1217, the bill that would suspend operations at the School of the Americas (SOA)/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), is anticipated this June.

E-mail your representative or call Congress toll free at 888-355-3588. Make sure your representative knows that people in his or her district support human rights and H.R. 1217. Ask for his or her support and vote. If your representative has already signed on, take a minute to thank him or her for the support. To find out if your representative is already a co-sponsor of 1217, use the link below. With an upcoming vote and 133 co-sponsors on HR 1217, there is a good chance to close this school.