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Legislative Approach

Target congresspersons to call for a General Accounting Office investigation to examine whether or not CAT is in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. This also targets congresspersons who receive PAC money from CAT to refuse CAT money in the next election.

If you and/or your institution are interested in starting a local legislative CAT Campaign initiative, you should:

Send an e-mail to organize@endtheoccupation.org that includes your organizationís name; your organizationís mission in 1-2 sentences; your city, state, and your contact information. This information will be placed on our ďLocal CAT FREE ZONESĒ map enabling organizations to contact one another nationally and/or enabling interested parties to join your efforts.

To help you organize a local legislative CAT Campaign, we have provided a number of resources for you.

1) Find out who your Congressional representative is by clicking here. 

2) Call up the foreign legislative aide in your congresspersonís office and request an appointment to discuss your concerns over CAT bulldozer sales to Israel. They may request more information in writing. If they do, send them an email explaining your concerns and requesting that your congressperson refuse CAT PAC money and/or call for a General Accounting Office investigation to examine whether or not CAT is in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.

3) Organize a group of constituents for the meeting. Meet beforehand to discuss your talking points and your presentation.

4) Prepare a folder for the legislative aide. Include a letter that introduces yourselves and explains your purpose for meeting. Also include the following resources:

a. CAT FACT SHEET; and

b. CAT LEGAL MEMO: This memo examines Israelís human rights violations which have been facilitated by CAT. Use this in your meetings with your congressional representative or for legal audiences.