Our challenge is to educate more people so that we can activate them. The prohibition in the D.C. appropriations bill is on lobbying activities, and this is not lobbying. This is education.
Our hope is that passage of the resolution will further the cause by putting international pressure on the Congress.
The leaders of other countries are using this fact as a bargaining chip, claiming that until the US brings democracy to the residents of its capital, it can forget about preaching democracy to them.