28 December 2008

Gaza Tragedy

As you are aware, Israel has begun an assault on Palestinians in Gaza. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured. Gaza was already in the midst of a humanitarian catastrophe through Israel's restriction of the provision of food, fuel, medicine, electricity, and other necessities of life. For the sake of human rights and lives I urge you to take action and speak out against this assault.

Here are some things you can do NOW to take action:

1. Contact the White House to protest the attack and demand an immediate cease-fire. Call 202-456-1111 or send an email to comments@whitehouse.gov.

2. Contact the State Department at 202-647-6575 or send an email by clicking here.

3. Contact your Representative and Senators in Congress at 202-224-3121 or find contact info for your Members of Congress by clicking here.

4. Contact your local media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor. To find contact info for your local media, click here.

5. Organize a local protest or vigil.

6. Sign an open letter, via US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation, to President-Elect Obama calling for a new U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine and find out other steps you can take to influence the incoming Administration by clicking here.

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