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Join ETAN Lobby Days 2004


Summer seems like such a haze?
Start it off with Lobby Days.

Campaign for justice, human rights,
Come to Washington and help fight,

Against Indonesian military assistance,
We need YOU to build resistance!

June 6 - 8 are ETAN’s Lobby Days dates,
Reserve your tickets now and get good rates!

Join the East Timor Action Network’s effort to keep the Bush administration from trumping justice for East Timor and human rights in Indonesia. You’re invited to ETAN’s eleventh annual Lobby Days. Now is a crucial time to make your voices heard in Congress!

Why is it as important as ever to come to Lobby Days 2004?

  • Justice for East Timor remains elusive, yet the Bush administration will not support an international tribunal.
  • The Bush administration is aggressively using the “war on terror” to convince Congress to provide Indonesia with prestigious U.S. military assistance.
  • War criminals responsible for crimes against humanity in East Timor are leading a massive military campaign in Aceh and directing atrocities in Papua.
  • Australia is stealing billions from East Timor in oil and gas revenue and trampling on the sovereignty of the world’s newest nation.

Join us in countering Indonesian government and Bush administration efforts to lift human rights conditions on military training.

Face-to-face meetings with your Senators and Representatives are the most effective way to advocate for human rights, not military might. Together we can make a difference!

Please come to ETAN Lobby Days June 6 to 8.

The Schedule

Sunday, June 6 will be a full day of training in lobbying skills and updates on East Timor, Indonesia, and Congress. On Monday and Tuesday, June 7 and 8, we head to the halls of Congress for meetings with Representatives and Senators. (Please plan on arriving Saturday night and staying through Tuesday.)

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can participate in Lobby Days. Planning for Lobby Days is substantially more effective when we have as much advanced notice as possible of activists’ participation. Free housing can be arranged for those requesting it by May 30. Partial travel subsidies are available on a limited basis.

Make a contribution to support Lobby Days: