We continue to grieve the ongoing violence and loss of life in Israel/Palestine. Many of you are looking for tangible ways to engage your elected officials to encourage a response from the U.S. government that will help bring about an end to the violence and just peace for all in Israel/Palestine.
We are reaching out today with an urgent request to contact your senators now.
This morning, the Washington Post reported, Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) will introduce a resolution to block a recently announced sale, approved by the Biden Administration, of additional weapons to Israel. Sen. Sanders’ resolution is a companion to the resolution Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (NY) has already announced she will introduce in the House. These resolutions are historic and need your support.
Right now, Congress and the Biden Administration should be focusing on brokering an immediate ceasefire and helping to seek a peaceful and just end to the conflict in Israel-Palestine. Selling additional weapons now will only lead to more death and suffering.
Congress has the power through what is known as a Joint Resolution of Disapproval to block certain weapon sales from moving forward. Senators must hear from their constituents now asking them to co-sponsor this resolution. We need to pick up the phones TODAY. Please call or email your Senators now!