Join the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights in demanding that our government end its support for the Israeli government’s war crimes and other violations of human rights and international law.
Contact us at: SacReg4PalestinianRights@gmail.com
Thank Representative Ilhan Omar for telling the truth about the Israel lobby and demand that our representatives support her. Rep. Omar is correct that the Israel lobby, like the NRA and other powerful lobbies are powerful because of money.
Call her office (202) 225-4755 or tweet in support of her @Ilhan using the hashtag #IStandWithIlhan.
Call Nancy Pelosi’s office at (202) 225-4965 and voice your opposition to her shameful capitulation to the Israel Lobby. Tell Speaker Pelosi that criticism of Israeli policies and the pro-Israel Lobby is NOT anti-Semitism and to stop conflating the two!
At the end of January, the Senate passed S 1, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, that included provisions criminalizing our right to boycott, which were put in the bill to try to stop the boycott movement against Israel’s apartheid and human rights abuses.
You can thank California’s Senators Feinstein and Harris for voting against S 1. Tell them you want our right to boycott protected and that you also object to the $38 billion in aid for Israel that was included in S 1.
Now we need to contact our representatives in the House and ask them to voice their opposition to S 1’s companion bill HR 336 or any bill that would take away our right to boycott and to the $38 billion in aid for Israel that is included in HR 336.
Call or email your representative Matsui, Bera, Garamendi, McNearny, LaMalfa, others and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
All members of Congress can be reached through the Congressional Switchboard 202-224-3121.
► Sunday, Feb 24, 2019, 1pm, Countering Repression of Activists. UCD Prof Sunaina Maira and former Students for Justice in Palestine president Marcelle Obeid address attempts to silence students and faculty who have organized for Palestinian rights and what this means for all efforts to challenge injustice. Click for Maira’s book Boycott: The Academy and Justice for Palestine. Obeid is interviewed in the The Lobby. Doors open 12:30pm for refreshments. Arden Dimick Library, 891 Watt, Sacramento. FMI: 916-448-7157; SacPeace@dcn.org.
► Save the Date: May 5, 2019. Protest the annual Celebrating apartheid Israel event. Time & location TBA. FMI: SacReg4PalestinianRights@gmail.com
► Read Michelle Alexander’s op ed in the NYT: Time to Break the Silence on Palestine .
► Tell Congress: Protect our constitutional right to boycott. Click to take action.
► Write UC Chancellors and ask them to rescind their opposition to the academic boycott of Israel. Click for Coalition statement.
► Tell CNN to reinstate Dr. Marc Lamont Hill who was fired for speaking up for Palestinian rights.
►Demand that Israel free Palestinian human rights defender Khalida Jarrar. The Israelis have held Jarrar without charges for over a year in violation of her human rights. She is an elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, the legislative body of the Palestinian Authority.
Ask California’s senators: Dianne Feinstein and Kamela Harris and Representatives Doris Matsui, Ami Bera, John Garamendi, or your representative to demand that Jarrar be released immediately. Ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release her now.
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