Take Action to stop bombing of Gaza.

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Click to call on 6 key banks, pension funds and businesses to pull out of Israel.

Sign and forward petitions for Palestine -  new petitions are added regularly.

Tell your senators to oppose S.Res 498 that gives U.S. support for Israel’s bombing campaign on Gaza.  Remind them that targeting civilians, which is what Israel is doing in its bombing of Gaza, is a WAR CRIME and that  US law demands that no military aid be granted to governments that uses its weapons against civilians.  Tell Senator Boxer to remove her co-sponsorship and ask Senator Dianne Feinstein  to oppose it- 202-224-3121.  After 2pm you can call their California offices: Feinstein 415-393-0707; Boxer: 916-448-2787.

Upcoming events:

Monday, July 21, 2014,  9:15 – 10:30pm, Candlelight Vigil for Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza. Central Park 401 C St, Davis. FMI: nmradwan@ucdavis.edu

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6pm, Palestine Report Back from Tufts Univ. Prof G.A. Thomas, who recently traveled to Palestine as part of a solidarity university contingent. Along with many pictures this talk is a great first-hand report from the Occupied Territories facing more and more repression everyday with the support of what Malcolm X dubbed dollarism. Sol Collective, 2574 21st St. Sacramento sac@ANSWERcoalition.org; 916-572-9680.

Friday, July 25, 4pm, Rally for Al-Quds Day, an internationally observed day of protest intended to bring people together, regardless of their background, to stand up against the injustices being perpetrated all over the world, and specifically in Palestine. 16th & J Sts. Sacramento. FMI: sac4quds@gmail.com

Take action:

  •  UPDATED alertTell Congress, Pres. Obama & Sec. of State John Kerry to condemn Israel’s current wave of attacks on Palestinians. Tell them you want all U.S. aid to Israel stopped as these latest attacks are a continuation of Israel’s violations of human rights and international law that you do not want supported by our tax dollars.  Click for details. ● Contact your CA State Assembly member and tell them you oppose State Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 121, which gives the Legislature’s support for the memorandum of understanding for strategic partnerships for joint innovation, exchanges, and cooperation between California and Israel. Until Israel respects stops violating international law and the human rights of the Palestinian people, California should NOT be partnering with them.  This resolution, which has past the State Senate and is now in Assembly Committee is a follow-up to an agreement signed by Gov. Brown in February this year. See below for contact info or click here.

● Boycott SodaStream bannering on Saturdays in June for location email sacramentobds@gmail.com!

More Actions you can take:

1. Tell Congress NO more U.S. aid to Israel:  Call 202-224-3121 and/or www.house.govwww.senate.gov 

2. Sign these petitions for Palestine:   www.sacbds.org/petitions

3. Don’t buy Israeli products or invest in companies that profit from Israel’s occupation and colonization of Palestine.  Check out:  9 Brands you can boycott to hold Israel accountable for its violations of International Law

4. Join Sacramento BDS on Saturdays for boycott SodaStream bannering and Leafleting. Email Sacramentobds@gmail.com for locations.

5. Sign up to receive notices of upcoming events: SacReg4PalestinianRights@gmail.com

6. Spread the word to your friends, colleagues, community members.

7.  Be your own billboard: Wear a t-shirt or carry a tote bag that says: “Got Human Rights? Palestinians don’t” and put a “I support a Palestinian Rights” bumper sticker on your call. To order, use this form or contact: sacpeace@dcn.org

Contact info: White House:  202-456-1111; http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact
State Department: http://www.state.gov/contact/ Congress: 202-224-3121; www.house.govwww.senate.gov
Senator Barbara Boxer: Sacramento (916) 448-2787; Wash. D.C. 202-224-3553https://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm
Senator Dianne Feinstein: San Francisco  (415) 393-0707  Wash DC  (202) 224-3841https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Rep. Doris Matsui Sacramento (916) 498-5600; Wash DC (202) 225-7163 https://matsui.house.gov/email-representative-matsui
Rep. Ami Bera: Rancho Cordova: (916) 635-0505; Wash. DC (202) 225-5716; http://bera.house.gov/contact
Rep. John Garamendi: Davis: 530-753-5301; Wash. DC (202) 225-1880; https://garamendi.house.gov/contact-me
Rep. Tom McClintock: Granite Bay (916) 786-5560; Wash. DC (202) 225-2511; https://mcclintockforms.house.gov/forms/contact-form.shtml
Rep. Jerry McNerney: Stockton (209) 476-8552; Wash. D.C. (202) 225-1947 http://mcnerney.house.gov/contact

California Legislature: To find out your state elected officials:  http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov - Assemblymember Roger Dickinson: 916-319-2007; assemblymember.dickinson@assembly.ca.gov - Assemblymember Ken Cooley: (916) 319-2008; assemblymember.cooley@assembly.ca.gov - Assemblymember Richard Pan: (916) 319-2009; assemblymember.pan@assembly.ca.gov - Assemblymember Mariko Yamada: (916) 319-2004; assemblymember.yamada@assembly.ca.gov

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The Boycott of Israeli Apartheid is Working

 The global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement started by Palestinian civil society in 2005 has had significant victories, including divestment and product, cultural and academic boycotts.  BDS’s success has Israeli ministers discussing using lawyers and the Mossad (Israeli secret service with a history of violence) to fight it (Middle East Monitor (2/13/14).
semblymembers and Senators Inside the U.S., the Israel-right-or-wrong lobby has supported the introduction of anti-BDS legislation, HR 4009, in Congress as well as bills in the New York and Maryland state legislatures.

 ►Take Action:  Contact your Representatives and Senators and ask them to oppose HR 4009, the Orwellian so-called “Protect Academic Freedom” Act that is intended to stop the use of the non-violent tool of institutional boycott when used to pressure Israel.  Click for more info .  Also contact your State Senators and Assembly members and tell them you oppose any California legislation like HR 4009.
(Note: State Legislatures in New York and Maryland have introduced anti-boycott legislation also.)  Text of HR 4009 is available at: http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/4009/text?q={%22search%22:[%22HR%204009%22]}

Stop Destruction of Palestinian Homes: Contact Congress about your tax dollars being used to support Israel’s destruction of Palestinian homes, including those of 27 families last week in the Jordan Valley. Call: 202-224-3121 or email Reps: Matsui; Bera; Garamendi; McClintock; other reps. Senators Boxer and Feinstein

Take Action: Ask the Sacramento City Council to rebuke malicious and baseless charges that members of the Coalition “have a propensity to engage in violence against people or property”.This accusation was made by the Chair of the Ashkelon Sister City Committee, who also is the President of the Jewish Federation of Sacramento – an organization which uncritically promotes Israel and its policies. Contact Mayor and City Council at: www.cityofsacramento.org/mayorClick for more info.

►Saturdays: join Sacramento BDS in boycott SodaStream bannering and leafleting, email Sacramentobds@gmail.com for more info.

► Take Action:  Click for 7 things you can do for Palestine this week.

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