HOW TO ASK
YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO CO-SPONSOR THE EU RESOLUTION (HCR512)
STEP 1: Dial the
number of the DC office of your member of the House of
Representatives. (Not your Senator.) If you do not know the
phonenumber, go to http://www.house.gov, or check FAPA's
Congressional handbook, or call FAPA HQ at 202-547-3686.
When the telephone
is picked up, ask if you can speak with the Foreign Affairs Aide. If
you are told that he or she is not in, ask if you can leave a
message on his or her answering machine.
STEP 2: Leave the
Hi, this is [YOUR
NAME] from [YOUR CITY] in [YOUR STATE]
I am a Taiwanese
American constituent of the Congress(wo)man and I am calling you
today to ask that the Congress(wo)man co-sponsors HCR 512
which urges the President to seek a commitment from the European
Union that they won't lift their arms embargo against the People's
Republic of China this coming December.
Because lifting the
embargo will tip the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait in
China's favor. Also, the ban was initiated by the EU as a response
to the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. Lifting the ban will send the
message to China and the rest of the world that the killings at
Tiananmen have been forgotten. So, the EU must not lift the arms
sale embargo to China.
Again, we would
appreciate very much if the Congress(wo)man would co-sponsor this
important resolution by calling Kevin Fitzpatrick at Congressman
Chabot's office at 225-2216.
If you have any
questions please call me back at [YOUR PHONENUMBER.]
Thank you for your
support for Taiwan.
STEP 3: If you
actually get the foreign affairs aide on the phone talk to him or
her along the lines of the message described under STEP 2.