The House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs will “mark-up” the foreign aid bill on July 16 and 17, respectively, which includes the President’s request for $2.55 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for
Even though Hamas and
As the Appropriations Subcommittees prepare to vote on the foreign aid budget for FY2009, we ask all of our member groups and supporters to get involved and help us challenge military aid to
1. Send a personal letter to each Member of Congress on these subcommittees. Each Member of Congress on these subcommittees has already received more than 6,500 letters opposing military aid to
2. Have your organization endorse our sign-on letter to these subcommittees. To date, nearly 350 organizations from 40 states plus
3. Sign up for an organizing packet to challenge military aid to Israel in your community. So far, we’ve sent nearly 250 packets to volunteer organizers in 40 states. The organizing packets include postcards, petitions, and fact sheets—everything you need to educate and organize people in your community to challenge military aid to
4. Schedule a meeting with your Members of Congress for the August recess. Representatives and Senators will be in their home districts and states during August to meet with constituents. This is a perfect opportunity for you and/or your organization to form a delegation and talk to your Members of Congress about your opposition to military aid to
For those of you who haven’t requested a meeting with your Members of Congres before, we’ve got instructions on how to do it posted here along with some tips on how to conduct the meeting posted here. We’ll have additional materials ready for your August recess meetings soon, but in the meantime sign up to coordinate a meeting and start working on getting it scheduled by clicking here.