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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:05 am    Post subject: ‘SECURE OUR BORDERS’ OPERATION FOR APRIL 2006 Reply with quote


New National Operations Team Established
(PHOENIX, AZ) February 16, 2006 – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), today announced plans for the group’s nationwide “Secure Our Borders” campaign in April 2006. Simcox also announced a new operational structure for the original Minuteman Border Project to meet the growing needs of the continued expansion of Minuteman border security operations.

Thousands of MCDC volunteers, augmented by the new national support team, will hold border watch patrols in northern and southern states along an estimated 800 miles of international borders during the month of April. The Minutemen will observe and report suspected illegal border crossings to the proper authorities. As always, they will maintain a “no contact” policy with the exception of providing emergency water to those illegal aliens found in distress in the wilderness.

Last year, MCDC revolutionized the national debate about border security and illegal immigration by focusing the nation’s attention on the dangers of America’s wide-open borders in a post 9/11 world. The Minutemen have demonstrated that the borders can be secured with sufficient political will and dedication.

Since the MCDC 23-mile border watch in April, 2005, interest in joining and supporting the Minutemen has exploded nationwide. MCDC chapters have been formed in southern and northern border states, as well as interior states. To date, 6,500 men and women have passed the required background check and interviews to qualify to become official Minuteman Border Project volunteers – with more waiting in the queue for approval. Over 120,000 people have become friends of the Minutemen through their support and volunteer work.

Given the success of the Minuteman Border Project efforts, and two successful month long 24/7 operations conducted in April and October of 2005, a new national volunteer operational structure has been launched to support the Minutemen. The new structure is necessary to respond to these thousands of volunteers and supporters asking what they can do to help.

MCDC has asked for and accepted the help of experienced border volunteers who have been on the front lines, some for as long as four years. With this expansion we will be ready for the thousands of volunteers who will participate in the “Secure Our Borders” operation in April 2006. This expansion further solidifies MCDC’s ability to continue the largest neighborhood watch effort in American history. The Minutemen will continue their civil defense operations assisting authorities in securing the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada until properly relieved.

Expanded Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Organization

· New expanded national office with national volunteer staff structure in Phoenix, AZ
· National staff members are all experienced Minuteman border volunteers

Executive Director – Al Garza
Director National Border Operations – Bill Irwin
Director National Training – Bob Wright
Director National Vetting – Connie Foust
National Office Chief of Staff – Rick Lowell
National Media – Connie Hair
National Recruiting Director – Carmen Mercer
National Fundraising Director – Carmen Mercer

Expanded Minuteman Border Project State Chapter Directors

Arizona State Director – Stacey O’Connell
California State Director – Tim Donnelly
New Mexico State Director – Bob Wright
Texas State Director – Dr. Mike Vickers
Florida State Director – Mike Jarbeck
Oklahoma State Director – Greg Thompson
New York State Director – Peter Lanteri
New England Regional Director – Jeff Buck
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Illinois State Director – Rosanne Pulido
Virginia State Director – George Taplin
Maryland State Director – Stephen Schreiman
Pennsylvania State Director – John Ryan
New Jersey State Director – Frank Shallis
Northwest Regional Director – Howard Washburn
Washington State, Oregon, Montana, Idaho

Chapters in final stages of vetting will be announced in the coming weeks and include the states of – North Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Contact MCDC at (520) 829-3112 or info@minutemanhq.com

For more information about MCDC:
Go to Minuteman Civil Defense Corps www.minutemanhq.com


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Click Here to Become a Volunteer

Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Inc.
6501 Greenway Parkway
Suite 103-640
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(520) 829-3112
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