The Tampa 5 - Gia Davila, Lauren Pineiro, Laura Rodriguez, Jeanie K, and Chrisley Carpio
U.S. Representative Danny Davis of Illinois recently wrote and sent a letter to President Obama that serves as a very good example for further legislative efforts. Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison also wrote and sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder in November. In areas where we have been doing work with U.S. House and Senate members, or areas where we would like to do this work, we can and should request our U.S. Congressperson to join Reps. Davis and Ellison in this effort by writing their own letter to Obama and Holder condemning the FBI repression and Grand Jury investigation.
On our website you can find 1) the letter from Congressman Davis, and 2) a letter from national organizations condemning the attacks on international solidarity and anti-war activists (Congressman Davis included this with his letter to Obama).
The letters from both Davis and Ellison came after face-to-face meetings, follow-up meetings with staffers, follow up calls and/or call-in campaigns.
Ask the Senators and Representatives to write a letter to President Obama and to Attorney General Holder condemning and/or expressing concern over the FBI repression and grand jury investigation of anti-war and international solidarity activists. Use the example of Representatives Davis and Ellison.
If the Congressperson commits to write a letter or letters, ask for the date when it will be done and let them know you will be following up with them on that date. Remember time is urgent, so request it to be done now!
For questions or further information, contact Richard Berg at berg.richard77 [at] rcn.com or Lucia Wilkes at luciaws [at] usiwireless.com
Committee to Stop FBI Repression
April 11, 2011