These are all perfect opportunities for you
to bird-dog the candidates and
influence the terms of the debate over our country’s policy toward
It's time for us to get our issues in
front of the candidates.
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been to Denver
for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and St. Paul for the
Republican National Convention (RNC) to protest, distribute information, get
in the media, and talk to delegates and candidates about our issues.
Now it’s your turn. Between now and Election Day, November 4, candidates for public office
will attend thousands of town hall meetings, debates, and community events, and
shake hands with and kiss the babies of millions of voters.
What is bird-dogging? Our friends at Public
Citizen define it as follows:
bird-dog (bûrd'-dôg), v. To follow,
monitor and/or seek out a subject of interest, such as a public official, with
persistent attention to get answers to questions or influence the subject.
Why bird-dog? Here are a few good reasons:
Bird-dogs get their issues in front of candidates for office and have an
opportunity to educate them and influence their positions
Bird-dogs help set the terms of debate during the campaign season—if we’re not
going to press candidates to cut off military aid to Israel, then who will?
Bird-dogs educate fellow voters and through their actions find like-minded
citizens with whom to organize in the future
Bird-dogs get their questions and concerns covered in the media, thereby
reaching a broader audience
Sign up today
to be a bird-dog and commit to attending at least one campaign event between
now and November 4 and we’ll send you a bird-dogging
postcards, petitions, and fact-sheets challenging military aid to Israel
* a set of placards for use at campaign rallies
* tip-sheets, a bird-dogging “cookbook” for training members of your group, and
sample candidate questions
Don’t forget to sign up today to get your bird-dogging kit by clicking here.
We’ve also put all of our bird-dogging resources on-line so that you can
download them for use at any time.
US Campaign to End the Israeli
Occupation— Bird-Dogging Resources
* Fact sheets, postcards, and petitions
to challenge military aid to Israel
can be downloaded by clicking here.
* Placards for use at campaign rallies
and events can be downloaded below by clicking on the titles below:
“The World Says
NO! to Israeli Occupation”
Support for Israeli Occupation”
“A Just Peace for
Palestinians and Israelis”
* Our fact-sheet “Tips for Bird-Dogs”
can be downloaded by clicking here.
members of your organization on how to bird-dog with this useful training guide
put together by our friends at United for Peace and Justice. The “Bird-Dogging
Trainer’s Cookbook” can be downloaded by clicking
* Sample questions for candidates can be
downloaded by clicking
out how your Members of Congress have voted on legislation related to
Israel/Palestine. An updated version of the 110th Congressional Report Card can be downloaded by clicking
* As a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the US Campaign to End the Israeli
Occupation cannot express any opinions about the candidates, their positions or
those of their parties. But we can do a
lot of non-partisan work to educate and raise awareness about our issues during
the electoral campaign season. Make sure
you know what non-profits can and cannot due regarding the elections by reading
this useful guide developed by our friends at Alliance for Justice. Their “Permissible
Election Activities Checklist” can be downloaded by clicking
forget to sign up today and become a bird-dog by clicking here.
All of the non-partisan educational work
we’re doing this election season requires money. If you appreciate the work we’re doing,
whether or not you sign up to become a bird-dog, please consider making a
generous tax-deductible contribution today to the US Campaign by clicking on
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