DEADLINE EXTENDED! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 17!
 
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Join Brit Tzedek in Washington, DC
NATIONAL ADVOCACY DAYS
June 27-28

Together, we can make a difference. In fact, just this week:

We called on you to ask President Bush to insist that the Israeli government halt plans for the demolition of 88 Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

Nearly 1,000 of you took action.

Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski subsequently announced, "The Jerusalem municipality does not intend to issue demolition orders for houses in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan." Read more from Haaretz or an update from the BBC.

Demonstrate the potential for what we can do together. REGISTER NOW!

Join us as we take our message of a negotiated two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict to Capitol Hill to demonstrate that to be pro-Israel is to be pro-peace. Registration has been extended until June 17, 2005.

Then join us for a dinner Monday, June 27 with Brit Tzedek President, Marcia Freedman and President of Seeds of Peace, Aaron Miller, who is the former Senior Adviser for Arab-Israeli Negotiations at the State Department. Contact Leila@btvshalom.org to make your reservations.

An Intensive Two-Day Advocacy Initiative on Capitol Hill   Agenda

  • Legislative briefings from members of Congress, foreign policy aides, political advisors, and policy analysts, including Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA)


  • In depth advocacy training sessions with advocacy insiders M.J. Rosenberg (Israel Policy Forum), Lara Friedman (Americans for Peace Now) and Paul Scham (Middle East Institute)


  • Advocacy meetings with your Senators, Representatives and members of the Administration

STAND WITH US! Register Today!

Registration: The general registration fee is $40 or $25 for students and low-income. Registration is due by June 17, 2005. Register today online or by fax or post.

Lodging: Brit Tzedek has reserved a block of rooms at the Washington Terrace Hotel (1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW) for a special rate of $99 per night plus taxes (14.5%). The deadline for reservations at this special rate is TODAY. Call (866) 984-6835 and ask for the "Brit Tzedek" group rate.

Membership: Participation is limited to members in good-standing. If you are uncertain about the status of your membership, please contact Leila@btvshalom.org.

Agenda:

Monday - June 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Advocacy Training Sessions
Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2220

Presenters:
M.J. Rosenberg - Director of Policy Analysis, Israel Policy Forum
Lara Friedman - Legislative Director, Americans for Peace Now
Paul Scham - Middle East Institute Scholar and former Legislative Director, Americans for Peace Now
Diane Balser - CEO, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Steve Masters - Chair of Advocacy and Public Policy, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Topics include: Background on key legislation and foreign assistance funding issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Congress; congressional targets for Advocacy meetings; and how to conduct your advocacy meeting.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00 pm  Senate and Administration Legislative Briefing
Capitol Hill, Senate side-location to be announced

With Herro Mustafa*, Director of Israeli-Palestinian Affairs at the National Security Council and a Senator (TBA)
4:00 - 6:00 pm Congress Legislative Briefing
Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2220

With Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Jeremy Rabinovitz (Office of Lois Capps, D-CA) Howard Diamond (Legislative Director for Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)) and others
7:30 pm  (Optional) Dinner
With Brit Tzedek v'Shalom President, Marcia Freedman and President of Seeds of Peace, Aaron Miller
Marrakesh Restaurant, 617 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. $35, does not include beverages. Vegetarian option available. 
Tuesday - June 28
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Meetings with Senators, Representatives, Administration officials and their senior staff
3:30 - 4:30 pm Debriefing

*Invited


Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
Fax: (312) 341-1206
info@btvshalom.org
www.btvshalom.org


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