Campaign to Close School of the Americas


From Hendrik at SOA Watch, which campaigns for the closure of the notorious School of the Americas, where the US military trains torturers.

Dear Friends

We would like to ask those of your readers who live outside the United States to get in touch with four United States Congressman and urge them to take a stand against the SOA/WHISC. We believe international pressure to be really helpful in the campaign to shut this training camp for terrorists down for good.

Below are the following addresses: Joseph Biden-the chair of the foreign relations committee in the Senate; his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Henry Hide; and the chairs of the armed services committee in the House, Bob Stump, and in the Senate, Carl Levin. The thought behind targeting these four is that letters from other countries might have a stronger impact on members of the foreign relations committee. It is very important, from a legislative standpoint, that we influence the armed services committee. You can find talking points and updated sample letters to Congress on our webpage at

Thank you for your solidarity, your support and your work for justice.


SOA Watch

Senator Joseph Biden, Jr. (D-DE)

Washington Office:

Phone: (202) 224-5042

Fax: (202) 224-0139

221 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-0802

Representative Henry Hyde (R-IL)

Washington Office:

Phone: (202) 225-4561

Fax: (202) 225-1166

2110 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-1306

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)

Washington Office:

Phone: (202) 224-6221

Fax: (202) 224-1388

269 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-2202

Rep. Bob Stump (R-AZ)

Washington Office:

Phone: (202) 225-4576

Fax: (202) 225-6328

211 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-0303