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Take Action: On Tax Day, U.S. Protests against Military Aid to Israel

April 15th, 2009

April 15, 2009

This Tax Day, as President Obama prepares to send his FY2010 budget request to Congress later this month, which is expected to include $2.775 billion in military aid to Israel, or $17.75 for each individual taxpayer, people across the country are protesting our taxes going to fund Israel’s human rights abuses of Palestinians.

Offset your contribution of $17.75 to Israeli military occupation on Tax Day by clicking the button to the left.

In Albuquerque, the Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel has put up around town ten of the billboards to the right and has been getting a lot of positive feedback.

In cities such as Cambridge, MA, St. Louis, MO, Medford, MA, Houston, TX, and Pacifica, CA, activists will distribute educational materials outside of post offices and march on Congressional offices.

And in San Francisco, the American Friends Service Committee and Interfaith Witness for Middle East Peace are putting the final touches on an April 26thCitizen Hearings on the Impact of US Weapons on Civilians in Gaza,” to be held at the city’s Department of Health.

Are you organizing an event on Tax Day against U.S. military aid to Israel that we don’t know about? If so, then please send us links to press releases, news stories, photos, and videos by clicking here.

It’s not too late for you to take action today on Tax Day to protest U.S. military to aid to Israel.


1. Offset your tax contribution to Israeli military occupation by making a tax-deductible donation to us so that we can continue our organizing campaign to challenge military aid to Israel.  Offset your individual tax contribution to Israeli military occupation of $17.75 and we’ll send you some of our “Yes We Can…End Military Aid to Israel!” stickers.  Offset the contributions of five or more people ($88.75 or more) and we’ll send you the stickers and a copy of the documentary Occupation 101. Offset your contribution to Israeli military occupation by clicking on the icon below.

2. Organize your own Tax Day protest by downloading and photocopying educational resources from our website. After work, just head down to your local post office to distribute one of our Tax Day flyers, which you can download by clicking here and here; or one of our fact sheets on U.S.Israel, which you can download by clicking here and here. Don’t forget also to collect signatures on our petition to Congress to end military aid to Israel, which you can download by clicking here.

Let us know how your Tax Day protest went—send us the details by clicking here.
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3. Sign up to organize to challenge military aid to Israel in your community and receive an organizing packet in the mail from us with postcards, flyers, fact sheets, stickers, and an educational DVD. Since February 2007, we’ve sent out nearly 1,200 organizing packets to volunteers in more than 600 cities and 48 states (yep, still waiting on Nevada and North Dakota). Check out the amazing Google map of all of our organizers below and sign up to get yours today by clicking here.

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4. Tell President Obama—No Military Aid to Israel. Send your own personalized letter to the President opposing his anticipated FY2010 budget request of $2.775 billion in military aid to Israel by clicking here.