Where: Capitol HillWhen: Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 9AM-5PM
Click here to sign up for Advocacy Day.To facilitate Advocacy Day, ADC, Code Pink, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations (CPAO), and other advocacy organizations will provide memos to highlight specific talking points. ADC will also hold a pre-meeting briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building at 9am and a debriefing at 4:30pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The briefings will be held in Room 2456.Make your meetings now! Advocacy Day is next week. Contact your Senators and Representatives today to request meetings for Thursday, June 24, 2014 between 10 AM and 4 PM. Ask to meet with the leglislative assistant or staffer who handles foreign affairs. Please call to schedule your own meetings in the Senate and House offices in the state and congressional district in which you are registered to vote. Click here to search your Representatives’ phone numbers by state
Click here to search your Senators’ phone numbers by stateFor help scheduling a meeting, or for additional information about ADC Palestine Advocacy Day, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Action to Stand with Palestine: Participate in Advocacy Day for Gaza
Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reaffirmed their uncritical support for Israel by passing a completely one sided Resolution: S. Res. 498, “Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization.” The resolution condemned only Hamas, and failed to mention any Palestinian deaths caused by Israeli airstrikes.
Thursday, the Senate voted to send an additional $621 million to Israel. This is on top of the $3.1 billion we already give to Israel every year. According to a Congressional Research Service Report from April, 2014: “Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $121 billion in bilateral assistance. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance.” Congress claims that this strong bilateral relationship is based on “a mutual commitment to democratic values,” yet Israel is clearly not committed to democratic values; Israel has been bombing civilians and children in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.