Summer Fundraising DriveJuly-August 2006
Build Our Movement
We Need Your Help Today!
Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip has created a humanitarian disaster of monumental proportions. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip now lack access to electricity, running water, and adequate medical, fuel, and food supplies. Many of you are donating to groups which are collecting money to send medical supplies to the Gaza Strip. We urge you to continue to give generously to help the people survive.
But we all know that the crisis in the Gaza Strip never would have come to pass without the uncritical economic, military, and diplomatic support that the United States provides for Israel and its occupation and siege policies. That is why we need to redouble our efforts to build a movement in the United States to challenge US policy toward Israel/Palestine and change that policy to support human rights, international law, and equality for all.
The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is a national coalition of more than 200 groups that is organized to do just that. Please help us continue this important work by making a tax-deductible donation today by clicking here. Please donate today-the US Campaign needs to raise $20,000 during July to keep its low-overhead, high-quality work going.
Over the last few months, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has:
* Advocated within the Presbyterian Church USA to support the church in its historic 2004 decision to divest from companies that profit from human rights violations in Israel/Palestine. At its recent assembly in Birmingham, the US Campaign organized an international letter writing campaign, ran workshops, and produced a dramatic reading of "Rachel's Words", based on the writing of Rachel Corrie. All of these activities helped convince the Presbyterian Church to maintain its process of corporate engagement, with divestment as an option, despite fierce pressure from Zionist groups to overturn it.
We won't be able to continue these important activities however without your generous support. Please help us maintain this momentum by making the largest possible contribution you can today by clicking here.
Your support for the US Campaign also will help to rebuild the devastated Palestinian economy: a part of your donation will go towards the replanting of uprooted olive trees in Palestine.
Did you know that you can also earn money for the US Campaign without spending anything?