Register Now to Join Brit Tzedek in Washington, DC!

Grassroots Leadership Training Institute &
National Advocacy Days
June 16-19, 2007

Brit Tzedek's efforts are making a difference:

  • Our DC advocacy, fueled by grassroots activism, was successful in halting and then moderating the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism bill.
  • Congresswoman Susan Davis introduced pro-peace legislation, calling on President Bush to appoint a Middle East envoy.
  • Brit Tzedek's "Let's Talk" campaign launched in February with over 1,500 signers in the first 10 days!
  • The 22-city, nationwide Combatants for Peace tour reached nearly 5,000 people.

Now you have the opportunity to build on this momentum and bring Brit Tzedek's message of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Washington DC.  Join us as we grow the movement and demonstrate to the nation's decision-makers that it is pro-Israel to be pro-peace.

REGISTER NOW for the Grassroots Leadership Training Institute & National Advocacy Days and get information on lodging, fees, subsidies, and more!
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This year, Brit Tzedek is excited to offer two opportunities to get involved (with discounts for attending both!):

National Grassroots Leadership Training Institute
(June 16-17, 2007 - Washington, DC)

Brit Tzedek's 2nd Grassroots Leadership Training Institute, Building our Political Movement for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, will bring hundreds of activists together from across the U.S. for an evening plenary and day of intensive workshops, trainings and networking opportunities on topics such as: Communicating the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Message; Building Relationships with Jewish Communal Organizations and Synagogues; and From Activists to Advocates: A How-to guide to Home District Advocacy. Join us as we celebrate our growing movement, and strategize for continued success and growth.

National Advocacy Days 2007
(June 17-19, 2007 - Washington, DC)

Brit Tzedek's 3rd Annual National Advocacy Days includes a keynote address on Sunday night, a day of political briefings and trainings on the Hill from policy experts and government officials on Monday, followed by an evening reception with Members of Congress.  On Tuesday, you'll have the opportunity to meet with your own Senators and Representatives and urge them to support pro-Israel, pro-peace legislation!

STAND UP FOR PEACE - REGISTER TODAY!

Registration: The combined registration fee is $100 Regular; $200 Patron; $70 Low-Income. For a single event the fee is $70 Regular; $140 Patron and $40 Low-income. The registration deadline is June 1, 2007. Register today online or by fax or mail. You can contribute both by attending and/or by making a donation to our Scholarship Fund or sponsoring our Congressional Reception.

Lodging: Brit Tzedek has reserved a block of rooms at the Doubletree Hotel Washington, DC for a special rate of $119 per night plus taxes. Make your reservations for the Brit Tzedek group rate by calling (866) 984-6835 or (202) 232-7000. Reservations must be received by May 9.

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

For other low-cost lodging available in the vicinity, click here.

Subsidies: A limited pool of stipends is available to subsidize travel and lodging expenses. For more information, please email carinne@btvshalom.org by May 25.

Membership: Participation is limited to members in good standing. Renew your membership or join on-line or by check at http://secure.btvshalom.org, or by phone at 312 341 1205. If you have questions regarding your membership status, contact melissa@btvshalom.org.


National Grassroots Leadership Training Institute:
Building our Political Movement for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Saturday, June 16
8:00pm

Grassroots Leadership Training Institute Opening Plenary:

A Year in Brit Tzedek Grassroots Activism: Carinne Luck Director of Chapter and Grassroots Development
Keynote address: Speaker TBD

Sunday, June 17
9:00 am - 10:45 noon Workshop I
Let's Talk! - Communicating the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Message

[Joint Session]
11:00 - 12:45 pm

Workshop II
Campaigns and Events as Organizing Tools
[Grassroots Organizing]

Cultivating and Supporting Leadership Within your Chapter
[Building a Chapter]

Public Relations and Public Speaking
[Media and Communications]

1:00 - 2:30 pm 

Lunch (Vegetarian Box Lunch)
*Kosher Vegetarian available upon request.

2:30 - 4:15 pm

Workshop III
Building Relationships with Jewish Communal Organizations and Synagogues

[Grassroots Organizing]

Turning your Supporters into Activists
[Building a Chapter]

Communicating our Message to the Media
[Media and Communication]

4:30 - 6:15 pm

Workshop IV
From Activists to Advocates: A How-to guide to Home District Advocacy
[Grassroots Organizing]

Creating a Year-Plan for your Chapter
[Building a Chapter]

Handling Difficult Situations
[Media and Communications]
 

8:00 pm

Grassroots Leadership Training Institute and National Advocacy Days Joint Plenary Session

National Advocacy Days 2007
Monday, June 18
9:00 am - 9:30 am

*Welcome and Overview of Brit Tzedek Advocacy Strategy

  • Diane Balser, Advocacy Chair, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Rob Levy, Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
9:30 - 12:30 pm Policy Briefing Sessions

Speakers:

  • Joel Rubin, Foreign Policy Advisor for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ)
  • Other key congressional staff and State Department Representative

*Continental Breakfast will be provided

12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 5:00 pm

National Advocacy Training Sessions

Presenters:

  • Diane Balser - Advocacy Chair, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Rob Levy - Washington Representative, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
  • Steve Masters - Advocacy Co-Chair, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Congressional Reception

Speakers include:

  • Rep. Lois Capps (CA)
  • Rep. David Price (NC)*
  • Rep. Susan Davis (CA)*

*invited

Tuesday, June 19
9:00 - 10:00 am

Policy Briefing Sessions

Senate Speaker

10:00 am - 3:30 pm Advocacy meetings with Senators, Representatives, and their Staff
3:30 - 4:30 pm Debriefing and Next Steps: Bringing Advocacy Back to the Grassroots

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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