Congress plays a crucial role in maintaining and promoting US diplomatic, economic, and military support of Israel's occupation of Palestine. In order to change this, US citizens from a wide range of religious and ethnic backgrounds must let their Members of Congress know that they want them to pursue a balanced, constructive foreign policy that will lead to an end of the occupation and the establishment of a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Congressional Taskforce of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will facilitate this process in several ways. First, it will organize a "National Pledge for Peace" and put grassroots pressure on Members of Congress to sign the pledge committing them to work for an end to the occupation and a balanced foreign policy. Second, it will track relevant pieces of legislation and other items on the Congressional agenda. This information will then be disseminated around the country through legislative "calls to action," complete with background information and talking points to empower activists to engage their elected representatives. Third, the taskforce will promote citizen activism by encouraging regular meetings with Members of Congress both in Washington, DC and in their home districts.