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Help Influence the Obama Administration: Yes We Can End Military Aid to Israel!

December 15th, 2008


Make your tax-deductible contribu-
tion below to help us publish our
open letter to the Obama Admin.

During his November 4 acceptance speech, President-Elect Barack Obama stated that “There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as President, and we know that government can’t solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.

Over the years, we haven’t agreed with many of the President-Elect’s statements, policies, and votes on Israel/Palestine, but we believe that he is sincere in being willing to listen to those with whom he disagrees. That’s why we’re asking you to join us in taking action to make our voices heard and help set the tone for the Obama Administration’s Palestine/Israel policies. Here’s how:

1) Sign our open letter “President-Elect Obama: We Need a Change in Israel/Palestine Policy”.

Join the US Campaign and other national organizations such as Americans for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Council for the National Interest, Interfaith Peace-Builders, Middle East Research and Information Project, Peace Action, and many more in signing this letter by clicking here. Both individual and organizational endorsements are welcome.

With your generous support, we will publish this as a full-page ad in the commemorative inaugural edition of Congressional Quarterly.  To download a low-res version of the printed version of the ad, click here. Please make your tax-deductible contribution to support this ad after signing it by clicking here.

Spread the word about this effort by copying and pasting this flash graphic onto your blog or website.

Organizations that would like to add their names to the printed version of ad should call us at 202-332-0994 or click here for sponsorship details.

2) Organize in your community to challenge military aid to Israel.

Sign up today to become a volunteer organizer in your community to challenge U.S. arms transfers to Israel by clicking here. We’ll send you an organizing packet complete with our brand new postcards featuring the icon above. Can you commit to getting 100 people in your community to sign these postcards and return them to us by the end of January? If so, then sign up today and we’ll send you a package tomorrow by clicking here.

3) Join us in Washington, DC for Inauguration Day on January 20.

Upwards of 4 million people are expected in Washington, DC for President-Elect Obama’s inauguration. This is a perfect time for us to reach out to and educate our fellow citizens about U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel. If you plan to be in Washington for the inauguration and would like to help us distribute information and get signatures on postcards calling for a cut off of arms transfers to Israel, please click here.

4) Join us again in Washington, DC for a Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day on February 1-2.

Interfaith Peace-Builders and the US Campaign are organizing this exciting two-day event, featuring interactive, skills-building workshops and the chance to meet with your Representative and Senators to discuss U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine. Spaces are filling up fast. For more details, and to register, please click here.

5) Put your money where your mouth is.

If you value the important work the US Campaign does to change U.S. policy toward Palestine/Israel to support human rights, international law, and equality, then please make your generous tax-deductible contribution to support these efforts today by clicking below.

We know that times are tough, but if we don’t do this work, then even more of our tax-dollars will go toward arms transfers to Israel to besiege the Gaza Strip and occupy the West Bank and cause untold suffering for the Palestinian people. Please make your tax-deductible contribution now by clicking below.

Yes We Can End Military Aid to Israel!

Yes We Can Have a Policy of Human Rights, International Law, and Equality for All!

The US Campaign would like to thank the Lee & Gund Foundation for its generous support of its "Challenging U.S. Policy" program in 2009