- June 29, 2011
- Advocates in Action
We hope you’re getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation this summer. Of course, whether you’re working on your tan lines, stuck in the office, or shopping for dorm-room necessities, we wouldn’t doubt you’re thinking, “I’d sure like to take a trip to our nation’s Capitol and spend time with those folks at Resolve.” Well we’re glad to hear that, because we have a very exciting opportunity to share with you.
On Friday August 12, 2011 the White House will host a briefing with high-level officials to discuss U.S. foreign policy. A small group of activists from around the country will be invited to attend and Resolve is one of a few organizations with the privilege of contributing to the list of invitees. Needless to say, we’d like for you to be on that list.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear updates on US policy regarding areas like central Africa and to pose questions directly to White House officials about the implementation of the President’s strategy to end LRA violence, released last November. Afterward, participants will also receive a private tour of the East Wing of the White House.
Additionally, our friends at Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS) have generously invited attendees to a free advocate training workshop the following day, Saturday August 13th. This will be a great opportunity to connect with fellow advocates from Resolve, CGS, and other foreign interest organizations and to sharpen your skills as an advocate for justice.
Sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? Well here’s the catch: While we wish we could take all of you, we only have a limited number of spots available — just five to be exact.
Think you should be one of those five? Tell us why. Fill out this online form, which includes a short, 200-word explanation of why you want to attend. We need to submit our attendee list soon, so make sure you fill out the form and write your statement by July 10th. (Our apologies to all you students who hoping to shut your brains off for a summer.)
Thank you for everything you do. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you in August.
P.S. Attendance is completely free for both the White House briefing and the advocacy workshop, but you will need to take care of your own travel and lodging needs. Let us know if you’d like suggestions for lodging options in the area. If you have further questions, contact Becky Dale, our Field Outreach Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 596-2517.