Summer Fundraising Drive

July-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:

    * Worked with groups around the country to challenge Caterpillar sales of home-destroying bulldozers to Israel.  At CAT's recent annual shareholder meeting, the US Campaign helped organize a press conference, protest, and proxy speakers, including Cindy & Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, who was killed by Israel with a CAT bulldozer.  The Corries delivered to CAT CEO James Owens thousands of postcards collected by the US Campaign calling on CAT to cease profiting from human rights violations of Palestinians.  CAT is feeling the heat-it is spending millions of dollars on a PR campaign for the first time in a decade.  With your support, we will keep the heat on high.

* Mobilized more than 340 US-based organizations to oppose and delay the passage of the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, which would impose harsh economic and diplomatic sanctions against Palestinians for exercising their right to vote.  This unprecedented outpouring of opposition to anti-Palestinian legislation gave Members of Congress a clear message that US civil society is tired of biased legislation against Palestinian human rights.    

* 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. 

 

The US Campaign has teamed up with Trees for Life to give you the opportunity to help Palestinian farmers replant olive trees that have been uprooted by Israel.  For every $20 that you donate, we'll replant one olive tree and send you a certificate of planting. Donate $20 to replant one tree; $100 to replant five trees; $500 to replant 25 trees.

Please note that all contributions to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Please donate today! 

 Did you know that you can also earn money for the US Campaign without spending anything? 

Every time you search the internet with Good Search, you can earn money for us.  Just type "US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation" in the "I'm supporting" drop-down menu and then search the internet as you normally would using Good Search as your browser.  It's easy and earns money for us.  Start searching with Good Search today!      

  You can also earn money for the US Campaign with every on-line purchase you make at no additional cost to you by shopping at the on-line mall Heartof.com.  Sign up to earn commissions for the US Campaign with every on-line purchase by clicking here. 

Don't forget to donate today to the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and help us continue our important work.  Click here to donate and thank you for your support!