Dear friends of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom,
As members and supporters of Brit Tzedek, we
all know how important this election is to the future of our
nation and the world. But as important as voting is, we
recognize its limitations in sending a clear message to
Washington about specific issues. For years we have sought a way
to add a more pointed message to our vote, so that the winner of
the Presidential election would better understand our priorities
and concerns as he begins his new administration.
When this election is finally over, we will
no doubt hear many political pundits opine about the "messages"
that voters have sent by casting their ballots.
Deciphering the content of those "messages"
is always tricky, and we will be treated to all manner of
interpretations in the coming days.
What message will you send when you cast
your vote on Tuesday? Will it involve your strongly felt desire
that our next President begin at once to rebuild the influence
of the United States as a force for Middle East peace?
How will the next President know, in a clear
and unmistakable way, how you really feel about the need to
jumpstart peace negotiations between Israelis and
We have a great solution for you -- it's as
easy as clicking here.
Right now, while it's on your mind, please
take 2 minutes to sign the Open Letter
from American Jews to the Next President.
This letter calls on the next President to
make the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a
top priority and to appoint a special envoy of international
stature who is empowered in all ways to bring the two sides back
to the negotiating table. The Open Letter will be delivered to
the next President following his election.
So, on Tuesday, when you cast your ballot
for President, your vote will carry with it an added
explanation, almost like a little asterisk, which will inform
the winner that yours is a vote for active U.S. engagement in
peacemaking, a vote for a renewed U.S. commitment to brokering
negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
Send the next President, whoever he is, a
clear message about what we want from him early in his
the Open Letter
from American Jews to the Next President, you and I can help
convince our next President to commit his administration to
jumpstarting peace negotiations between Israel and the
National Chair of Advocacy
and Public Policy
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish
Alliance for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Ste
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205