Urge your Rep. to co-sponsor H. Res. 1369 supporting grassroots Israeli-Palestinian peace-building efforts

Dear Friend of Brit Tzedek,

Urge your representative to co-sponsor House Resolution 1369: Recognizing Nongovernmental Organizations Working To Bring Just and Lasting Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians.

Every day thousands of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians overcome social and physical barriers to come together and cooperate in grassroots organizations critical to building widespread public support for peace. Parents and children talk and learn together, business enterprises are launched, and environmental concerns are addressed.  These efforts are vital in building trust between Israelis and Palestinians and are a crucial step in securing a just and sustainable peace.

This Resolution expresses strong American support for these peace-building projects:

  • proclaims that the organizations involved in this work deserve recognition and encouragement to continue their important work in paving a path to peace;
  • acknowledges that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at a critical stage and that these projects build peace from the ground up;
  • asserts U.S. support, and urges Israeli and Palestinian political leaders to recognize and embrace these initiatives as well.

Urge your representative to co-sponsor H. Res. 1369.  To see if your representative already is a co-sponsor, click here.

Political agreements require building popular support for peace among both Israelis and Palestinians.  Let your representatives know that American Jews support this way forward!

Please contact your Representative today!

L’Shalom,

Sue Swartz, Chair of Advocacy
Deepa Domansky, Washington Liaison and Advocacy Coordinator

PS. Please share this Action Alert with family, friends, and colleagues, and tell them about Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.


Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Non-cosponsors of HRes 1369

Below is the sample letter:

Subject: Co-sponsor H. Res. 1369 supporting Israeli/Palestinian grassroots, peace-building efforts!

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

As an American Jew concerned about peace and security for Israel, I strongly urge you to co-sponsor House Resolution 1369, supporting Israeli-Palestinian grassroots peace-building projects!

Every day thousands of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians overcome social and physical barriers to come together and cooperate in grassroots organizations critical to building widespread public support for peace. Parents and children talk and learn together, business enterprises are launched, and environmental concerns are addressed.

These efforts are vital in building trust between Israelis and Palestinians and are a crucial step in securing a just and sustainable peace. Political agreements require building popular support for peace between both Israelis and Palestinians.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]


Current signers to H.Res. 1369 as of 9/23/08

  1. Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3]
  2. Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8]
  3. Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3]
  4. Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI]
  5. Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11]
  6. Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5]
  7. Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6]
  8. Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9]
  9. Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14]
  10. Rep Davis, Artur [AL-7]
  11. Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7]
  12. Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10]
  13. Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25]
  14. Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5]
  15. Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17]
  16. Rep Green, Al [TX-9]
  17. Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15]
  18. Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18]
  19. Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]
  20. Rep Lewis, John [GA-5]
  21. Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4]
  22. Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4]
  23. Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3]
  24. Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6]
  25. Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13]
  26. Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8]
  27. Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10]
  28. Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9]
  29. Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4]
  30. Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13]
  31. Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9]
  32. Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13]
  33. Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33]
  34. Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12]
  35. Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6]
Take Action!

Click here urge your representative to support a resolution supporting grassroots, peace-building efforts between Israelis and Palestinians while working to push the leaders towards a peace agreement.

See the current list of signers to H.Res. 1369

Send this to a friend:
 Tell-a-Friend!

What's At Stake:

Your representative needs to hear from American Jews who understand that peace agreements must also be accompanied by popular support for the agreements between the two groups.

The U.S. must support local, peace-building efforts between Israelis and Palestinians even as it works to push the leaders towards the negotiating table.

Contact your representative today!

Additional links:

H. Res. 1369: Recognizing Nongovernmental Organizations Working To Bring Just and Lasting Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians.

Legislative Digest

Track H. Res. 1369


Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
Fax: (312) 341-1206

info@btvshalom.org
www.btvshalom.org


Donate:Help build on Brit Tzedek's success.

Share this message:Tell others about Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.

Receive regular updates:Click if you received this message from a friend, and would like to get regular updates from Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.

More information:Click to see our website.

 Join Brit Tzedek's Facebook page

If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.

This message was sent to . Visit your subscription management page to modify your email communication preferences or update your personal profile. Click here (or reply via email with "remove" in the subject line) to remove yourself from ALL email lists maintained by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.