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Do Cosponsors of the June 24 DC March Against Torture Actually Promote the Event?

A national march in Washington DC against Torture on June 24 2012 is said to be cosponsored by 28 social movement organizations. Cosponsorship denotes support, and the very least an organization could do to support an event is to promote it. Perhaps the simplest, lowest-cost way for a social movement organization to support this DC march against torture would be for the organization to mention the existence of the march on its web page.

To assess whether the 28 cosponsors of the DC March Against Torture are being supported in this minimal way, I’ve checked the home page and the “calendar” or “events” page for each cosponsoring organization. Here’s what I found:

Amnesty International: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? Yes.

National Religious Campaign Against Torture: mention on home page? Yes. On calendar events page? No such page.

Witness Against Torture: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? Yes.

America Come Home: organization appears to have no web page.

American Civil Liberties Union: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Anti-War.com: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Bellevue/NYU Center for Survivors of Torture: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Bill of Rights Defense Committee: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Center for Constitutional Rights: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

CODEPINK: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? Yes.

Council on American Islamic Relations: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No

Liberty Coalition: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Midwest Antiwar Mobilization: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

NC Stop Torture: mention on home page? Yes. On calendar events page? Yes

Pax Christi USA: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

PEN American Center: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Physicians for Human Rights: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Rabbis for Human Rights-North America: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Refuge Media Project: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? Yes.

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition: mention on home page? Yes. On calendar events page? Yes.

United Nations Association – USA East Bay Chapter: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

Voices for Creative No.nviolence: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No such page exists

WarIsACrime.org: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? Yes.

War Criminals Watch: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? Yes.

World Can’t Wait: mention on home page? No. On calendar events page? No.

A majority of these social movement organizations have gained the status of being “cosponsors” of a national march without appearing to mention the march on their web pages.

The march happens in less than a month and promotes a good cause: you know, not torturing people. It would be good to see some of the above organizations step up their promotion a little bit.

2 thoughts on “Do Cosponsors of the June 24 DC March Against Torture Actually Promote the Event?”

  1. Amber says:

    Correction- Dorothy Day Catholic Worker does have the event listed on their homepage…. http://dccatholicworker.wordpress.com/

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Thanks for the “Update” — the information in the article is accurate as of the time of its date. It’s nice to know that the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker updated its page to promote the event some time before the event happened.

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