Can you join a conference call to discuss the next steps in the Gulf Coast Civic Works Campaign, including the legislation, an upcoming lobby event and an Interfaith Week of Prayer and Action (see below for details)?
REVISED Date: April 16th, 2009
Time: 3:30 pm ET/ 2:30 CT
Access Code: 433724
Before the call I wanted to invite you, you colleagues and member to consider participating in the actions below. To help recovering communities finally return and rebuild with safety and dignity, we need to act now.
Options for Organizations Participating in the Campaign:
- Send an Email an Action Alert once the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act is introduced. We will be emailing draft language for your organization’s consideration during Congressional recess and a link to our online action urging Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act. Once the bill drops after the Congressional Recess (we will let folks know ahead of time), we will ask groups to consider sending this email action alert (or one of your own) to your lists.
- Participate in DC meetings with target U.S. House Members’ offices. We are targeting 100 U.S. House offices (http://www.rfkcenter.org/files/Top100Targets.xls) likely to support GCCWA with coordinated outreach to gather 100 co-sponsors. D.C. based government relations/advocacy staff willing to participate in upcoming meetings during late April, May and June should contact email@example.com with their availability/interest.
- Participate and Recruit Participants for Washington, DC Gulf Coast Advocacy Days program: The Gulf Coast Civic Works Campaign is planning on inviting Gulf Coast community leaders, student and faith-based supporters to D.C to draw attention to the current human rights crisis facing Gulf Coast families as the 2009 Hurricane Season begins. The goal is to recruit 400 people to travel to DC and meet with members of Congress and the new Administration to push for the Gulf Coast Civic Work Act.
The event will include a Sunday (5/30) interfaith service, afternoon Gulf Coast recovery and advocacy training, and Monday (6/1) lobby visits and rally. Shortly we will have information available related to housing, a schedule and events.
Currently we are looking for partners for the event willing to assist with some of the following:
- Attend the event.
- Recruit participants for the event.
- Help finding low cost housing/meeting space.
- Assist with legislative training session.
- Assist with media outreach surrounding the event.
We’re still finalizing details for the event, but we are trying to find a core of interested partner organizations willing to assist in recruiting participants and making the event a success. We will further discuss this event on the upcoming conference call (see details above). For further information please contact Stephen Bradberry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participate in Interfaith Week of Prayer and Action: You will receive a note shortly from our partner Tronn Moller (email@example.com) of the National Council of Churches shortly about this event. We hoped to work with our partners to provide and disseminate materials for those interested to organize small educational events, prayer services, and advocacy actions around the country praying for the people of the region as the 2009 Hurricane Season approaches and supporting of just Gulf Coast recovery.
- Have Gulf Coast-area churches/mosques/synagogues participate in human rights and disaster training in May. The Gulf Coast Human Rights Working Group is coordinating local trainings across AL, LA, MS and TX on human rights and disaster preparation, including discussing the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act, during the month of May. If you think your Gulf Coast-based colleagues may be interested please contact Stephen Bradberry, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please feel free to email email@example.com