Join Brit Tzedek for National Advocacy Days (June 18-20)

Book now! Last Day for Discount Hotel Rates!

Brit Tzedek has reserved a block of rooms at the
Doubletree Hotel for a special rate. Make your reservations for the Brit Tzedek group rate by today, May 26 by calling (866) 984-6835 or (202) 232-7000. Space is limited.

NEW SPEAKER CONFIRMED!

Rep. Betty McCollum (MN), who led the charge against HR4681, will address Brit Tzedek activists at our June 19 Congressional reception along with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL).

REGISTER NOW for Brit Tzedek's Third Annual National Advocacy Days

Advocacy Days Overview:
(complete agenda)

  • Opening Plenary by former negotiators, Rob Malley and Amjad Atallah
  • Legislative briefings with DC insiders
  • In-depth advocacy training
  • Personal meetings with your Senators, Representatives, and their staff
  • Congressional Reception with Representatives Betty McCullom and Jan Schakowsky
  • Pre-Advocacy Days National and Grassroots Media Training
STAND WITH US - REGISTER TODAY!

Registration: The registration fee is $50 /$25 for students and low-income. Registration deadline is June 5, 2006. Register today online or by fax or post.

Lodging: Brit Tzedek has reserved a block of rooms at the Doubletree Hotel  for a special rate of $159 per night plus taxes. Make your reservations for the Brit Tzedek group rate by Friday, May 26 by calling (866) 984-6835 or (202) 232-7000. Space is limited.

We also have a number of home-stay options available. Contact Carinne@btvshalom.org for more information.

Subsidies: Stipends are available for travel and lodging expenses. For more information, please email Carinne@btvshalom.org by June 9.

Membership: Participation is limited to members in good standing. If you are not a member, you can always join! You can renew your membership or join on-line at http://secure.btvshalom.org, or by phone at 312 341 1205. You can also mail us a check to 11 E. Adams, Suite 707, Chicago, IL 60603.

If you have any questions regarding your membership status, contact eduardo@btvshalom.org.


AGENDA
Sunday - June 18
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Training Sessions * [optional extra]
Washington Doubletree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

National and Grassroots Media Training
7:00 pm Keynote Address: Keeping the Door Open for a Negotiated Two-State Solution: The Role of the United States and of the Grassroots
District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (DCJCC), 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

Speakers:

Co-hosted by the Washington DC chapter of Brit Tzedek
Monday - June 19
9:00 am - 12:30 noon Policy Briefing Sessions
Cannon Caucus Room 345

Presenters:
  • M.J. Rosenberg - Director of Policy Analysis, Israel Policy Forum
  • Lara Friedman - Legislative Director, Americans for Peace Now
  • Jeremy Rabinowitz - Chief of Staff, Office of Lois Capps (D-CA)
  • David McCloud, Director of Middle East Programs for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 4:30 pm 

Advocacy Training Sessions [Description]
Hart Senate Building 902

Presenters:

  • Diane Balser - Executive Director, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Steve Masters - Chair of Advocacy and Public Policy, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Rob Levy - Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
4:30 - 5:30 pm Free time
5:30 - 7:00 pm Congressional Reception
Rayburn B339

Speakers Include
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Tuesday - June 20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Meetings with Senators, Representatives, and their staff
3:30 - 4:30 pm Debriefing
Longworth 1116

*Additional Fee

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
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