Although I am happy to report to you that we have obtained the release of a great majority of the detainees, many innocent men still remain in jails. Our negotiations with INS still leave a lot to be desired. Our access to Lancaster jail was not and still is not sufficient. There are many other jails. We need to have an accounting of all the people that have been taken to all of the jails. Because, we do not know how many people are still in jails unaccounted for, and we do not know who were transported to the maximum security Federal Detention facility in Florence, Arizona. We cannot leave them behind.
AIA's Action Plan is two fold now:
First. AIA's Class Action Law Suit, which is pending now, to release all of the innocent law abiding prisoners.
Second. The arrests and detentions of Iranians have become an Issue in the Media. We need to keep it that way by calling the White House, and by continuing to protest. That way we will keep this Issue alive in the Media until the White House intervenes from the top.
CALL THE WHITE HOUSE TUESDAY JANUARY 7, 2003, BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 12 NOON, PACIFIC TIME TO ASK FOR THE DISMANTLING OF THE SPECIAL REGISTRATION.
Every body needs to call the White House at this phone number: SWITCHBOARD: 202-456-1414 If that did not work, call COMMENTS: 202-456-1111.
When you call in, you need to mention the following points:
1. AS ONE OF THE TWO (2) MILLION IRANIAN AMERICANS YOU ARE OPPOSED TO THE SPECIAL REGISTRATION AND WANT ALL THE PRISONERS RELEASED.
2. YOU ARE AGAINST THE SPECIAL REGISTRATION AND WANT THE SPECIAL REGISTRATION PROGRAM TO BE DISMANTLED COMPLETELY. Please be extremely civil, but very assertive. Again, remember be courteous, and civil, but assertive.
We need to light up the White House switchboard. That is the only way to get attention. Therefore, please call only on TUESDAY JANUARY 7, 2003, BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 12 NOON, PACIFIC TIME, to light up the White House switch board and get the President's attention. Encourage all your friends to do the same.
Please call only on Tuesday, January 7, 2003, between 11 a.m. and 12 noon, pacific time, sending emails has very little impact.
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