National Call-In Day for Immediate Cease-Fire

July 25th, 2006


TAKE ACTION: Contact your Representative and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor to H.Con.Res.450, calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East.  If your Representative has already co-sponsored this resolution, please call to thank him/her.  For contact information, click here: http://www.congress.org   

 

BACKGROUND: Despite mounting civilian casualties on all sides, the United States continues to provide Israel with a green light to destroy Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.  Last week, both the Senate and the House passed resolutions expressing uncritical support for Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip and Lebanon. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice callously described the killing of Lebanese civilians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure as the "birth pangs of a new Middle East".  The New York Times reported that the United States is rushing delivery of more satellite- and laser-guided bombs to Israel to sustain its attacks in violation of the US Arms Export Control and Foreign Assistance Acts. 

We need to tell our elected representatives that the United States should be working for an immediate cease-fire, not providing Israel with the diplomatic and military support that it needs to wage its attacks. 

Today, Tuesday, July 25, several national organizations—including the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace, the Council for the National Interest, Partners for Peace, Progressive Democrats of America, United for Peace and Justice, Peace Action, the American Friends Service Committee—Chicago, and Interfaith Peace-Builders—are organizing a national call-in day to Congress to support H.Con.Res.450, introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), which calls upon the United States to pursue an “immediate cessation of violence” and “multi-party negotiations with no preconditions”.

 

TAKE ACTION: Contact your Representative and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor to H.Con.Res.450, calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East.  If your Representative has already co-sponsored this resolution, please call to thank him/her.  For contact information, click here: http://www.congress.org      

 

List of Current Co-Sponsors of H.Con.Res.450

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 7/19/2006

Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 7/19/2006

Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 7/19/2006

Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 7/19/2006

Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 7/19/2006

Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 7/19/2006

Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 7/19/2006

Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 7/19/2006

Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 7/19/2006

Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 7/19/2006

Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 7/19/2006

Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 7/19/2006

Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 7/19/2006

Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 7/19/2006

Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 7/19/2006

Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 7/19/2006

Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 7/19/2006

Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 7/19/2006

Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 7/19/2006

Rep Solis, Hilda L. [CA-32] - 7/19/2006

Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 7/19/2006

Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] - 7/19/2006

Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 7/19/2006

 

 

Text of H.Con.Res.450  

 
Calling upon the President to appeal to all sides in the current crisis in the
Middle East for an immediate cessation of violence and to commit United States diplomats to multi-party... (Introduced in House)

HCON 450 IH

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 450

Calling upon the President to appeal to all sides in the current crisis in the Middle East for an immediate cessation of violence and to commit United States diplomats to multi-party negotiations with no preconditions.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2006

Mr. KUCINICH (for himself, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. CLEAVER, Ms. LEE, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. FILNER, Mr. STARK, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. HONDA, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Ms. WATERS, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. RUSH, Ms. BALDWIN, Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan, Ms. MCCOLLUM of Minnesota, Ms. SOLIS, and Mr. MEEKS of New York) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Calling upon the President to appeal to all sides in the current crisis in the Middle East for an immediate cessation of violence and to commit United States diplomats to multi-party negotiations with no preconditions.

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress--

(1) calls upon the President to--

(A) appeal to all sides in the current crisis in the Middle East for an immediate cessation of violence;

(B) commit United States diplomats to multi-party negotiations with no preconditions; and

(C) send a high-level diplomatic mission to the region to facilitate such multi-party negotiations;

(2) urges such multi-party negotiations to begin as soon as possible, including delegations from the governments of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt; and

(3) supports an international peacekeeping mission to southern Lebanon to prevent cross-border skirmishes during such multi-party negotiations.

 

TAKE ACTION: Contact your Representative and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor to H.Con.Res.450, calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Middle East.  If your Representative has already co-sponsored this resolution, please call to thank him/her.  For contact information, click here: http://www.congress.org