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Help Us Get Our Issues to the DNC…and RNC

August 6th, 2008

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In less than one month, tens of thousands of protesters, thousands of convention delegates, and hundreds of media outlets will descend upon Denver and St. Paul for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) and Republican National Convention (RNC) respectively. So too will the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

With your support, the US Campaign will have a presence in both cities— talking to Members of Congress and conference delegates, distributing thousands of fact sheets and postcards, and hopefully hiring huge mobile billboards to circulate through downtown Denver and St. Paul with the message that we don’t want our tax dollars supporting Israeli apartheid. Please help us realize our plans by clicking below to make a generous tax-deductible contribution.

This is an important opportunity for us to educate politically-influential people, the media, and the general public in a non-partisan way about our issues. This is an opportunity to help both major political parties understand that people in the United States oppose Israeli military occupation and apartheid against Palestinians. This is an opportunity that comes only once every four years. Every dollar you donate will go directly towards ensuring that opposition to U.S. military aid to Israel can’t be ignored by DNC and RNC delegates, so please make your generous tax-deductible contribution right now by clicking below.

At the DNC in Denver

The US Campaign is partnering with United for Peace and Justice as a part of “Progressive Central”, a five-day forum organized by Progressive Democrats of America and The Nation. From this base we’ll be educating convention delegates and Members of Congress. We’ll also be coordinating volunteers to distribute information at delegates’ hotels and outside of Mile High Stadium where 80,000 people are expected to witness Sen. Barack Obama’s acceptance speech. If you help us reach our $12,000 fundraising goal, we’ll have an enormous billboard similar to the one pictured above circling the streets of downtown Denver. Please help us spread this message by clicking below to make your tax-deductible contribution.

Of course we need more than “checkbook activism” to get this message out - we also need volunteers. If you can make it to Denver from August 25-28th, please contact Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director, at congress@endtheoccupation.org or 202-332-0994.

At the RNC in St. Paul

The US Campaign is working with member organizations in the Midwest to bolster the Palestine solidarity contingent within the permitted Labor Day march. In addition, we plan to distribute literature and hire a billboard to circulate in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Please help us raise $12,000 to put these plans into action today by clicking below to make your tax-deductible donation.

We’ll need all hands on deck to make our RNC protest a success - if you will be in the St. Paul area from September 1-4, please contact Katherine Fuchs, National Organizer, at organizer@endtheoccupation.org or 202-332-0994.

Earlier this year, the US Campaign ran a mobile billboard campaign in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, the 1948 dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. This was one of our most successful advertising campaigns ever—the billboard turned heads on the streets and in the press. Don’t believe us? Check out our video of the billboard traveling around the National Mall during Israel’s 60th anniversary celebration and see for yourself. To view the video, please click here.

Please help us continue our effective public education efforts during the DNC and RNC by making a generous tax-deductible donation today by clicking below.

Thank you for your support!