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URGENT: Vote Today on Even More Military Aid to Israel!
May 19th, 2010
Learn more about proposed U.S. funding for "Iron Dome" and how you can take action to stop it.

Death and Taxes
April 7th, 2010
Benjamin Franklin once quipped: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Unfortunately, in the case of U.S. military aid to Israel, the two are inextricably linked. Find out how to take action on Tax Day to change this.

Israel to Give You $19.19 on Tax Day
April 1st, 2010

Is Joe Biden Reading from Our Talking Points?
March 18th, 2010
Help us translate the Obama Administration's promise of holding Israel accountable into action by working to end U.S. military aid to Israel.

Keep Mazin Qumsiyeh Free & Organize to Challenge Aid to Israel on Tax Day
March 9th, 2010
Contact the State Department to prevent Israel from arresting Palestinian nonviolent activist Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh and find out what you can do for Tax Day--April 15--to challenge U.S. military aid to Israel.

Take Action: Offset Your Tax Dollars to Israeli Military Occupation
March 4th, 2010
The average taxpayer will give $19.19 to Israel for U.S. weapons in 2010. Find out how you can "offset" your taxes going toward Israeli military occupation and human rights abuses of Palestinians.

Take Action: Oppose $3 Billion in Military Aid to Israel in FY2011
February 22nd, 2010
Send your Members of Congress a letter opposing the President's FY2011 budget request for $3 billion in military aid to Israel, and find out more about how you can oppose U.S. military aid to Israel.

Meet with Your Members of Congress during the Winter Recess
December 8th, 2009
Find out how you can set up a meeting with your Members of Congress during the winter recess to advocate for an end to U.S. support for Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip and for accountability for war crimes Israel committed.

Take Action: Cheer or Jeer Your Representative's Vote on H.Res.867
Find out how your Representative voted on H.Res.867, which condemns the Goldstone Report, and send them a letter of thanks or protest. Read analysis about the legislation and the vote.

We Know Something the State Department Doesn’t Know
August 27th, 2009
The State Department seems at a loss for how to protest Israeli practices it doesn't like. Read about our recommendations and find out how you can get involved.

Set Up a Meeting with Your Member of Congress in August
July 2nd, 2009
Find out how to schedule a meeting with your Members of Congress during their summer recess to ask them to cut off or, at the minimum, condition military aid to Israel.

Is Congress Catching Up w/ Obama? Find Out in Our New Congressional Report Card
June 18th, 2009
Find out how your Members of Congress stack up in our new 111th Congressional Report Card. Read about our adventures on Capitol Hill. Sign up to organize a meeting with your Member of Congress during the August recess, and much more.

Take Action: How You Can Help the U.S. Stop Israeli Settlements
June 1st, 2009
In meetings last week with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and Palestinian Authority President, the Obama Administration again came out strongly against the expansion of Israeli settlements. Find out more and learn what you can do to help the United States stop Israeli settlements.

Take Action: Obama-Netanyahu Meeting Today
Read our analysis of the Obama-Netanyahu meeting today and find out what you can do to take action to end U.S. military aid to Israel.

Action Alert: Tell Congress—No Arms for Israel
Find out what you can do to oppose the President's FY2010 budget request for $2.775 billion in military aid for Israel.

Take Action: On Tax Day, U.S. Protests against Military Aid to Israel
April 15th, 2009
Find out what you can do and what others are doing this Tax Day to protest U.S. military aid to Israel.

Action Alert: U.S. Weapons Delivered to Israel as Tax Day Nears
April 8th, 2009
Find out details about a recent U.S. weapons delivery to Israel and what you can do to hold Israel accountable for its human rights abuses of Palestinians with U.S. weapons.

Tax Day Is Coming—Offset Your Tax Dollars to Israeli Military Occupation
March 23rd, 2009
Find out how you can offset your tax contributions to Israeli military occupation and how you can organize to challenge U.S. military aid to Israel on Tax Day.

Take Action: No Mention of Aid to Israel in Budget, Thank Pres. Obama
March 2nd, 2009
President Obama made no mention of military aid to Israel in his FY2010 budget outline. Find out what this means for future military aid to Israel and how you can take action to ensure accountability for Israel's misuse of U.S. weapons to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians.

Take Action: President Obama to Sanction Israel?
February 23rd, 2009
Learn more about the Obama Administration's deliberations to cut aid to Israel and find out how to take action to hold Israel accountable for its misuses of U.S. weapons against Palestinians.

Take Action: Outrageous! $170 Million More in Military Aid to Israel
July 2nd, 2008
Protest Rep. David Obey's earmark of $170 million in military aid for Israel which he snuck into the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008. Find out how you can join us in our campaign to cut off military aid to Israel.

Take Action: Votes on Military Aid to Israel Coming Soon
June 23rd, 2008
The House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs are scheduled to vote on $2.55 billion in military aid for Israel in FY2009 on July 16 and 17. Find out how you can take action to oppose this.

Take Action: House to Hold Hearing Wed. on Military Aid to Israel
March 10th, 2008

Help Us Get Our Issues to the DNC…and RNC
August 6th, 2008
Read more about the US Campaign's educational efforts to challenge U.S. military aid to Israel during the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention and find out how you can get involved.

Take Action: Israel Kills 30 Palestinians with U.S. Weapons
February 29th, 2008

Take Action: Organizational Sign-On Letter to Appropriations Subcommittee Challenging Military Aid to Israel
February 26th, 2008
Read and have your organization endorse a sign-on letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs opposing military aid to Israel.

Take Action: Send a Letter to Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Opposing Military Aid to Israel
February 26th, 2008
Send a letter to Members of Congress on the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs opposing military aid to Israel.

Take Action: Oppose $2.55 Billion in Military Aid to Israel in FY2009
February 11th, 2008
Learn more about President Bush's FY2009 budget request for $2.55 billion in military aid for Israel. Send the President and your Members of Congress a letter opposing this request.

Take Action: Oppose $30 Billion Military Aid Package to Israel
August 1st, 2007
Learn more about the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the United States and Israel in Aug. 2007 to increase military aid by 25%, totaling $30 billion over the next decade. Send the President and your Members of Congress a letter opposing this deal.

And Our Pick for President Is...
October 27th, 2008

Take Action: Thank Rep. Kucinich for His Statement on the Nakba
April 25th, 2008

House to Vote on Resolution and Make Statements on Israel’s 60th Anniversary
April 21st, 2008

US Campaign Condemns H.Res.951
March 6th, 2008
On March 5, the House of Representative passed by a vote of 404-1 H.Res.951, a biased, one-sided resolution on the situation in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Gaza Strip. Read the US Campaign's analysis of this resolution, learn more about what we did to protest it, and how you can take action.

Take Action: Thank Reps. for Demanding End to Gaza Blockade
January 28th, 2008

Help Set Agenda for Bush Visit to Palestine/Israel
January 3rd, 2008

Meet with Your Members of Congress during November Recess
November 14th, 2007

Tell Bush to Veto Palestinian Sanctions Bill
December 7th, 2006

ACTION ALERT: Jimmy Carter on Apartheid in Palestine
November 13th, 2006
The US Campaign urges its individual supporters and member organizations to take action around President Carter’s book release to increase awareness in the United States of Israel’s apartheid policies toward Palestinians.

Gaza: Stop the Siege, End the War!
November 9th, 2006
Take Action to stop the siege on Gaza and end the war. Israeli military forces have killed 77 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since beginning its military offensive on Wednesday, November 1. This attack brings the total number of Palestinians killed to 300 in the past 4 months and 2,300 in the past 6 years. Israel's military offensive on Gaza compounds the humanitarian crisis wrought by economic boycott and virtual closure which has crippled Gazan livelihoods.

Cease-Fire Now! Take Emergency Action
August 2nd, 2006

Resources for Emergency Congressional Actions, Aug. 7-11
July 31st, 2006

National Call-In Day for Immediate Cease-Fire
July 25th, 2006

ACTION ALERT: Stop Israel’s Attacks on Gaza & Lebanon
July 13th, 2006

US Campaign Helps Launch National Campaign against Anti-Palestinian Legislation
February 14th, 2006
Some Members of Congress have used the result of the Palestinian legislative election as a pretext to advance their extreme anti-Palestinian agenda. HR4681, the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, proposes draconian economic and diplomatic measures to punish the Palestinian people for voting. Learn how you can take action to oppose this dangerous resolution.

Congress Threatening Palestinian Aid
February 1st, 2006
Contact your Members of Congress and tell them that reevaluating relations with the PA and threatening to cut off aid is not the proper response to Hamas’ victory.

December "Washington Wednesday" Action Alert
December 7th, 2005
Take action to ask your Members of Congress not to take money from Caterpillar, to oppose Israel's aid request for the Gaza "disengagement", and meet with your Members over winter recess.

November "Washington Wednesday" Action Alert, Meet w/ Your Members of Congress during Winter Recess
November 2nd, 2005
Schedule a meeting with your Members of Congress this winter recess to discuss with them Israel's aid request for $2.2 for the Gaza "disengagement" and Caterpillar political action committee contributions.

No Aid for Israel's Gaza "Disengagement", September "Washington Wednesday" Action Alert
August 10th, 2005
Contact Members of Congress and the Bush Administration and tell them to oppose Israel's $2.2 billion aid request for the Gaza "disengagement".

No US Funding for Israel's Illegal Wall July "Washington Wednesday" Action Alert
July 6th, 2005

Protest the Role of AIPAC in US Policy toward Palestine/Israel, June "Washington Wednesday" Action Alert
June 1st, 2005
Take action to protest the role of AIPAC in US policy toward Palestine/Israel.

Oppose Senate Resolution Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Undivided Capital
May 4th, 2005
Contact your Senators and ask them not to co-sponsor S.J.Res.14, which calls for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital as official policy.

April “Washington Wednesday” Action Alert Contact Your Senators about Supplemental War Request
April 6th, 2005
Contact your Senators to communicate to them your position on the emergency supplemental appropriations act.

No Aid for Checkpoints
March 2nd, 2005
Contact your Members of Congress to express your support for US assistance to Palestinian civilians and ask your Members of Congress to offer an amendment to the supplemental appropriation request to make sure that none of this assistance can be earmarked for projects by Israel to solidify and entrench its restrictions on the freedom of movement of the Palestinian people in their own land.

Palestinians Must Have Democracy AND Freedom
January 5th, 2005
On January 9, Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem are scheduled to cast a ballot to elect a new president of the Palestinian Authority. Contact your Members of Congress, the State Department, and the White House and ask that the United States work to insure that the election for a new president of the Palestinian Authority is a first step toward Palestinian freedom from Israel’s illegal military occupation.

Urge Senate Not to Endorse Israel’s Illegal Wall
October 6th, 2004
Urge your Senators to vote no or abstain on Senate Resolution 408.

Protest Israeli Violations of US Arms Law in Jebaliya
September 30th, 2004
On Thursday, September 30, the Israeli army invaded the Jebaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 23 Palestinians and wounding at least 108. In this invasion, Israel injured and killed Palestinian civilians with weapons provided by the United States.

Washington State Petition Against Senate Resolution 408
August 15th, 2004
An example of a petition against Senate Resolution 408 circulated by Washington State residents.

Talking Points for and Text of Senate Resolution 408
August 4th, 2004
Call or write your Senators today and urge them to oppose Senate Resolution 408 which supports Israel’s wall in the West Bank and condemns the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for its advisory opinion ruling that this wall is illegal.

Thank Representatives Who Voted Against Wall Resolution
July 15th, 2004
On July 15, the House of Representatives passed a resolution deploring the International Court of Justice's advisory opinion that the Wall Israel is building in the West Bank is illegal and must be dismantled. Contact those Members of Congress who voted no or present on this resolution and thank them for their courageous and moral stand.

Meet with Your Members of Congress in August
July 7th, 2004
Congress is on its annual summer recess until September 6. Many Members of Congress will be in their home states and districts to meet with constituents during this time.

Call on U.S. to Condemn Israeli Extra-Judicial Killing Policy
April 20th, 2004
Contact the White House, State Department and your Members of Congress and demand that they condemn Israel's policy of extra-judicial killings as a violation of domestic and international law.

Oppose House Resolution on Israel’s Wall
March 5th, 2004
Oppose H.Con.Res.371,"Supporting the construction by Israel of a security fence to prevent Palestinian terrorist attacks and condemning the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to request the International Court of Justice to render an opinion on the legality of the security fence.”

Israeli Unilateral Disengagement from Gaza Must Comply with International Law
March 3rd, 2004
March 2004 "Washington Wednesday." Contact Congress and the Administration and demand that any Israeli unilateral disengagement from Gaza comply with international law.

Support Academic Freedom in International Studies
February 4th, 2004

Protest Anti-PLO Language in Immigration Bill
February 2nd, 2004
Contact your elected representatives to protest anti-PLO language in HR 418, the REAL ID Act.

Support Congressional Resolutions for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
December 16th, 2003

Meet with Your Members of Congress in December
December 3rd, 2003
Many Members of Congress will be in their home districts in December. Now is the perfect time for your group to request a meeting with your Members of Congress and make your voices heard directly by decision-makers. Constituent meetings with Members of Congress are a highly effective way to influence policy-making.

Investigate Caterpillar Bulldozer Violations of U.S. Law
November 3rd, 2003
Contact your Members of Congress and demand that they request an advisory report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) investigating possible violations by Israel of the Arms Export Control Act through its use of Caterpillar bulldozers in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Demand Substantial Loan Guarantee Deductions
October 3rd, 2003

Rachel Corrie Petition
August 1st, 2003
Petition in support of H.Con.Res. 111.

Support the Rachel Corrie Resolution!
July 21st, 2003
Fax, call, and/or email your Representative in Congress and ask him/her to cosponsor the Rachel Corrie Resolution (House Concurrent Resolution 111). End date for this action to be determined.

Oppose the New One-Sided Resolution (H.Res. 294) to be Debated in House on June 25, 2003
June 23rd, 2003
CALL YOUR REPS NOW! On Wednesday, June 25, the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up House Resolution 294, introduced by Rep. Tom Lantos (D CA-12). The resolution is being taken up under "suspension," meaning that the normal committee process was bypassed and the House Leadership allowed it to go directly to the Floor of the House. Resolutions taken up under "suspension" cannot be amended and need a 2/3 majority to pass. The resolution is entitled: "Condemning the terrorism inflicted on Israel since the Aqaba Summit and expressing solidarity with the Israeli people in their fight against terrorism..."

Support the International Solidarity Movement
May 12th, 2003
Support International Protection for the Palestinian People! Contact Congress and Make Your Voice Heard! The Israeli government has declared its intention to target international peace and human rights workers in order to end their nonviolent resistance to military rule and the measure of protection they offer the civilian population. >> READ MORE

1st Washington Wednesday—March 12, 2003
March 12th, 2003
On Wednesday, March 12, please join us in a national day of advocacy to oppose Israel's aid request. Please fax, call, and email your Members of Congress and make your opinion heard.

Tell Israel that more home demolitions are not the answer
November 19th, 2002
Please take action on the Alert against home demolitions in Hebron issued by Christian Peacemaker Teams and attached below. As a US-led war against Iraq looms larger, so does the Israeli threat of mass “transfer”--ethnic cleansing--of the Palestinians from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, under cover of such a war.

Protest Israel's Treatment of US Congressional Delegation
August 8th, 2002
Please contact your congressional representative to protest Israel's treatment of this delegation.

Urge GAO Investigation of Israeli Violation of Arms Export Control Act
July 25th, 2002
Call your two Senators and Representative in the House and strongly urge them to request that the Government Accounting Office (GAO) investigate whether Monday night's attack on Gaza City constitutes a violation of the U.S. Arms Export Control Act [US Public Law 90-829].

Threats in Congress to End US Aid to Palestinian Refugees
July 9th, 2002
Several members of Congress have begun a vicious and unsubstantiated attack on the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). UNRWA has, since 1949, provided education, health, and relief and social services to 3.9 million Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Model Congressional Letter to Caterpillar
Use this model letter as a starting point to discuss with your Members of Congress Israel's violations of Palestinian human rights with Caterpillar bulldozers.

Caterpillar Political Action Committee Contributions, 1998-2006
Lists Caterpillar political action committee (PAC) contributions to Congressional candidates, 1998-2006.


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