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Call to Action

Our country is in trouble. The economy is still a wreck, workers are still without jobs, and our government is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on failed and failing wars and occupations. People are angry.

On October 2, hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets of Washington, DC to say “Enough!” and to demand real change. As One Nation Working Together, we will march “for a future of justice at home and peace abroad, where we create good jobs for all of us and take on the great challenges we face as a nation.”

One of those great challenges is to end U.S. military aid to Israel and to redirect that money to meet human needs here at home. On October 2, we will rise up to meet that challenge by bringing that message to the historic One Nation Working Together march and rally.

That’s why the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation urges all of our more than 325 member organizations, and our tens of thousands of individual supporters to join us in mobilizing for, supporting, and taking part in this historic march.

Join the US Campaign to form an "End U.S. Military Aid to Israel" contingent, part of the Peace Table of the One Nation Working Together mobilization, and help us organize march participants to demand that President Obama end U.S. military aid to Israel and redirect that money to fund unmet needs here at home.

The United States is scheduled to give Israel $30 billion in military aid over ten years, an annual average increase of 25% over previous levels.  Israel continues to misuse these U.S. weapons, in violation of U.S. and international law, to commit human rights abuses against Palestinians as it entrenches its illegal 43-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. 

Rather than furthering President Obama’s stated goal of achieving a just and lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace, more military aid to Israel only perpetuates Israel’s apartheid policies toward Palestinians.

U.S. military aid to Israel comes at both a moral and a financial cost that we can no longer afford.  Instead of providing Israel with an average of $3 billion of weapons per year, this same amount of money could instead pay for one year’s worth of:

* Affordable housing vouchers for nearly 365,000 low-income families struggling to pay rent; or

* Green jobs retraining for nearly 500,000 unemployed workers hurt by the recession; or

* Early reading programs for nearly 890,000 at-risk school children; or

* Basic health care services for more than 24.3 million people without health care insurance.

Being a part of the “One Nation Working Together” march provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to bring our case directly to hundreds of thousands of sympathetic people and join with them to create new economic priorities for our country based on human needs, not warfare and occupation. 

Join us on October 2!