Pakistan Advocacy Day on February 26

 

PAKPAC and 12 other Pakistani American organizations are organizing a Pakistan Advocacy Day on Capital Hill, Washington DC, on Thursday, Feb 26. The event will demonstrate unity and solidarity of the community to our elected officials, that we speak with one voice and one message – recognize the sufferings and efforts of people of Pakistan in the war on terror, says a PAKPAC message. It adds: “To recognize Pakistan’s efforts we are asking our elected Representatives to double the aid proposed in the Kerry- Lugar Bill, and to pass that bill at the earliest. With the new Congress and new administration in place in the US, we want to get a head start on US-Pakistan relationship to ensure this relationship is on sound footing.  

“We have made appointments to meet with 35 Senators or Representatives on that day, we are awaiting appointment confirmations from many other elected Representatives, our goal is to meet with 75 Congresspersons. Please ask your Member of Congress to Join in the Day on Hill Breakfast Reception

“Please take time off from your busy schedule to join in this effort. Please visit the link http://pakpac.net/DOH6coordinate.asp for program, travel, and contacting Congressperson details. Registration is required for this event; you can register   at PAKPAC website or https://secure.yourpatriot.com/ou/pakpac/pakistani_american_in_us_polit/pakistani_american_community_d/eventsignup.aspx .  

A community dinner is planned for Wednesday, Feb 25. For further information send an email to DOH2009@pakpac.net 

Program

Feb 26 th - Room 2237 Rayburn Building, Washington

7:30 : AM -9:30 AM MORNING SESSION in Room 2237, Rayburn House Office Building

  • Discussion and methods to be effective with advocacy work and main talking points .
  • Speeches by Congressmen, followed by short Q&A
  • Discussion regarding "The Day on the Hill" issues with guest speakers.

 

 

9:45 AM -11:45 PM Office Visits

Pre-Scheduled Congressional Office Visits.

 

 

12:00 PM- 2:30 PM LUNCH RECEPTION in Room 2237, Rayburn House Office Building,

  • Speeches by Congressmen, followed by short Q&A
  • Discussion regarding "The day on the Hill" issues with guest speakers.
  • Wrap-up & Discussion on the affectivity of today's efforts and planning for future action and activities

 

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