2013 Summit


This year’s weekend to protest AIPAC and demand a just US Foreign Policy for the Middle East is a momentous group effort. Interfaith Peace Builders will be planning the daylong training with many exciting speakers and workshops, Codepink: Women for Peace will be organizing protests and creative actions, and US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will be planning the Congress Lobbying.

Expose AIPAC 2013Overview of Logistics for Participants

Expose AIPAC Grassroots Advocacy Training: Interfaith Peace Builder’s daylong training will take place on Saturday, March 2nd at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (900 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington D.C., DC 20001-4308). Registration will open at 8 am and the summit will begin promptly at 9am and conclude at 7 pm. See the schedule here.

Expose AIPAC Actions:
All Expose AIPAC demonstrations (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday March 3rd-5th) are FREE and OPEN to the public and we encourage you to join us to take a stand for justice and peace in the Middle East!

CODEPINK will have a debkah workshop, puppeteers, a 20? long Wall, “Peanuts-style” dialogue booths, giant puppets, and more.  There will be time for street theater, marches and creative actions.

Congressional Advocacy: If you will be joining us on Monday and/or Tuesday, you are invited to make an appointment with the office of your member of Congress.  US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will be providing a workshop and lobby packets for your meetings with several key asks.  Find contact info for Congress here, or enter your zip code on our online tool.

Housing and Rideshare:
 Check our Housing Boardlist of hostels and hotels, and ride board for your logistical needs.

Momentum is building! With over 100 endorsing organizations and a steady stream of registrations coming in daily, the word is spreading that DC is the place to be to counter the Israel Lobby in May!  Help us spread the word to your activist community by sending this promotional tweet or post this message to your facebook.

Expose AIPAC 2013 is a collective action and we’re counting on your participation to make it a success.  Here are some ways you can help out now:

Local actions: Organize a local action timed to coincide with the Expose AIPAC 2013 summit. See our Act Locally page for ideas and resources to bring this issue to your community.

Media Team Request:  Are you interested in reaching out to your local media to tell your story about why you are planning to participate in Expose AIPAC 2013? Are you in touch with local radio? Do you have a blog? Email occupyaipac@gmail.com to receive our sample press release.

Are you bringing a video camera to help us document the gathering? Can you help us use social media—facebook, twitter—during the gathering? Please contact alli@codepink.org to join the media team.

Visuals Team Request: Do you have an idea for a creative action you want to bring to Expose AIPAC 2013?  Are you willing to make a banner?  Contact occupyaipac@gmail.com with your ideas and offerings.

Peacekeeping Team Request: To join the security team to ensure that Expose AIPAC 2013 is a positive, nonviolent series of actions and events, please contact  occupyaipac@gmail.com.  Please also let us know if you’re a lawyer and can be a legal observer, or if you have EMT/medic skills.

Calling all Songs! Do you have a chant or parody to share?  Email your rhymes and lyrics to  occupyaipac@gmail.com.