Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Join Our Congressional District Coordinator (CDC) Network Today!

Back by popular demand, today the US Campaign is re-launching our new and improved Congressional District Coordinator (CDC) network. What Is the CDC Network?

The CDC network is composed of volunteer organizers who serve as the primary link between grassroots efforts to influence Members of Congress to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality and the US Campaign's nation-wide advocacy initiatives. CDC's have four primary responsibilities: 1) Organize in their Congressional districts to build public support for Members of Congress backing our positions 2) Distribute action alerts to people in their Congressional districts and encourage them to contact their Members of Congress 3) Organize occasional meetings between constituents and their Members of Congress 4) Share experiences and lessons learned with the US Campaign to help build a national movement for policy change If you'd like to serve as a CDC and you can commit to fulfilling the four responsibilities described above at least through the end of the current 111th Congress, which lasts through 2010, then please sign up by clicking here. You can learn more about the CDC network by clicking here.
New CDC Map Check out our new and improved CDC network map by clicking here. Using Google Earth technology, we've created an interactive map of the United States divided by Congressional district. For each Congressional district, you can click on a pushpin to pull up contact information for your Representative in Congress, links to their voting record on Palestine/Israel issues on the US Campaign's Congressional Report Cards, and information on who is organizing in that Congressional district. You can view the map by clicking here.

Please note that this map is a beta version. We're still working out the kinks, so if you spot an error or broken link, then please notify us by clicking here and we'll fix it as soon as we can. Don't forget that you can sign up to become a CDC by clicking here. First Task for CDC's: Lobby to End Israel's Blockade of Gaza

We've got plans to put our re-launched CDC network into action right away. As we near the one year mark of Israel's brutal assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, Palestinians still lack the basic necessities of life as a result of Israel's illegal blockade. We'll be calling on our CDC's to organize constituent meetings this fall with their Members of Congress to end U.S. support for Israel's blockade of Gaza. If you'd like to get involved with this and other grassroots efforts to change U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel to support human rights, international law, and equality, then sign up today to become a CDC with the US Campaign by clicking here. And don't forget to check out our new CDC map by clicking here.