Reminder: Yasser Abed Rabbo, chief Palestinian
architect of the Geneva Accord, will host a town hall conference
call "Challenges and Successes of the Palestinian Authority
since the Elections" at 11:00am EDT this Sunday, May 29. More details.
Tell them on the Hill!:
Join Brit Tzedek in Washington, DC
on June 27-28!
Much is afoot:
yesterday Brit Tzedek's incoming CEO and current vice-president,
Diane Balser, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud
Abbas before his meeting with President
- In the
coming weeks, Brit Tzedek chapter activists will meet with
representatives from nearly 50 congressional offices in their
home district offices across the country.
Take the next step: Join
us on Capitol Hill for National Advocacy Days, June
Join us as we take our message of a negotiated two-state
solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict to Capitol Hill to
demonstrate that to be pro-Israel is to be pro-Peace. Register now!
An Intensive Two-Day Advocacy
Initiative on Capitol Hill Agenda
- Legislative briefings from members of Congress, foreign
policy aides, political advisors, and policy analysts, including
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA)*
- In depth advocacy training sessions with advocacy insiders
M.J. Rosenberg (Israel Policy Forum), Lara Friedman (Americans for Peace Now)
and Paul Scham (Middle East
- Advocacy meetings with your Senators, Representatives and
members of the Administration
STAND WITH US! REGISTER
Registration: The general registration fee is $40 or $25 for
students and low-income. Registration is due by June 10, 2005.
Register today online or by fax or post.
Tzedek has reserved a block of rooms at the Washington Terrace Hotel (1515 Rhode
Island Avenue NW) for a special
rate of $99 per night plus taxes (14.5%). To secure this special
rate, you must make your reservations by June 10, 2005 by
calling (866) 984-6835. Space is limited. Mention "Brit Tzedek"
to secure the reduced rate.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish
Alliance for Justice and Peace
Limited funds are available to assist with travel and other
related expenses. For more information, please email Jessica@btvshalom.org
by June 10.
Membership: Participation is limited to members in good-standing.
If you are uncertain about the status of your membership, please
|Monday - June 27
|9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Capitol Hill, Rayburn House Office Building, Room
M.J. Rosenberg - Director of Policy
Analysis, Israel Policy Forum
Lara Friedman - Legislative Director,
Americans for Peace Now
Paul Scham - Middle East Institute Scholar
and former Legislative Director, Americans for Peace Now
Diane Balser - CEO, Brit Tzedek
Steve Masters - Chair of Advocacy and
Public Policy, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Background on key legislation and foreign assistance funding
issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Congress;
congressional targets for Advocacy meetings; and how to conduct
your advocacy meeting.Background on key legislation and foreign
assistance funding issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict in Congress; congressional targets for Advocacy
meetings; and how to conduct your advocacy meeting.
|12:00 - 1:00 pm
|1:00 - 3:00 pm
||Senate and Administration Legislative
Capitol Hill, Senate
side-location to be announced
With Senator John Kerry (D-MA)* and
representative from the Administration
|4:00 - 6:00 pm
||Congress Legislative Briefing
Capitol Hill, Rayburn
House Office Building, Room
Barney Frank (D-MA), Jeremy Rabinovitz (Office of Lois Capps,
D-CA) and others
|7:30 pm (Optional)
||Dinner with Brit Tzedek v'Shalom President Marcia
Freedman and other policy
Details to be announced.
|Tuesday - June
|9:00 am - 3:00 pm
||Meetings with Senators, Representatives,
Administration officials and their senior
|3:30 - 4:30 pm
11 E. Adams Street, Suite
Chicago, IL 60603
Fax: (312) 341-1206
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