Urgent - Call Congress NOW about Gaza Resolutions

The Senate has just made a grave mistake and we need your help to stop the House from repeating it. The Senate just unanimously voted on a resolution that essentially pats Israel on the back for "defending itself" from Hamas, and the House will likely follow their lead tomorrow (Friday).

Call your Representative NOW to tell them to vote "NO" on any resolution which fails to call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, and for unimpeded access for humanitarian aid into Gaza and a lifting of Israel's illegal siege.

There are several biased resolutions on the table, most of which applaud Israel for being a strong ally in the "Global War on Terror;" falsely blame Hamas for breaking the cease-fire; fail to recognize the legitimacy of Palestinian elections; and say absolutely nothing about Israel's responsibility for the killing and injuring of Palestinians and imposing collective punishment on them through a brutal siege-all with U.S. weapons.

If you don't know who represents you in Congress, then you can find out at (enter your zip code in the upper right corner of the website). Once you know who represents you call 202.224.3121 and the operator will connect you to your Representative.

When you are connected to your Representative's office, keep your message short and to the point. Tell them:

· We need an immediate, unconditional cease-fire. Biased resolutions that enable Israel to continue killing and injuring Palestinians are unacceptable. Israel has killed more than an estimated 700 Palestinians and injured more than 3,000 since Dec. 27. Resolutions that condition a cease-fire will only lead to more needless death and destruction.

· Demand unrestricted access for humanitarian aid. Israel is allowing through only a trickle of humanitarian aid into Gaza. As the Occupying Power of the Gaza Strip, Israel is legally obligated by the 4th Geneva Convention to ensure that Palestinians receive adequate supplies of food, medical supplies, and other necessities of life. Israel's siege on the Gaza Strip imposes an illegal collective punishment on 1.5 million civilians by denying them access to these vital supplies in violation of international law. Israel must lift its siege of the Gaza Strip to comply with its Geneva Convention obligations and humanitarian aid deliveries must be allowed to enter without restrictions.

· Israel is misusing U.S. weapons to attack a civilian population. Instead of placing blame for Israel's war on and siege of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on the victims, Members of Congress should join with Rep. Dennis Kucinich in demanding from the Secretary of State an investigation into Israel's violations of the Arms Export Control Act. Members of Congress must hold Israel accountable for its misuse of U.S. weapons to kill Palestinian civilians in violation of U.S. and international law, not vote for resolutions which justify these illegal killings.

We've heard from sources in Congressional offices that 20 phone calls from each district can prevent Representatives from supporting these atrocious resolutions cheerleading Israel on as they collectively punish the people of Gaza AND we are partnering with CodePink, Peace Action, United for Peace and Justice, Progressive Democrats of America, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and other national groups to make our voices heard in the House - Your call WILL make a difference - call 202.224.3121 NOW to join our national movement.

After asking your Representative to vote NO on these bad resolutions, we also encourage you to call your Senators at 202.224.3121 and register your displeasure with their abhorrant unanimous vote to blame Gazans for Israel's siege and assault.

Don't forget to amplify our voice in Congress by having your friends call in. Click here to send your friends an email asking them to call their Representative.

Find more info on Israel's misuse of U.S. weapons by clicking here. For more tips on what you can do to help end Israel's war on Gaza, join our facebook group, click here to check out the action page on our website, click here for a list of protests and vigils across the U.S., or click here for more news and analysis from

Fri., Jan 9 Demonstrate at Rep. Sue Myrick's Charlotte office
11:00 AM
6525 Morrison Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28211

Join us to let Rep. Sue Myrick know we want the U.S. to support an:
Immediate, Unconditional Ceasefire in Gaza!
Unimpeded access to humanitarian goods & workers!
No more U.S. tax dollars to Israel!

Israel is breaking U.S. & international law & violating the Geneva Conventions. Bring signs, etc.

Some participants will deliver a letter to Rep. Myrick's staff.

Sponsored by: Al-Awda, Palestine Right To Return Coalition - Charlotte; Islamic Political Party Of America; Action Center For Justice; Students For A Democratic Society - UNCC; Jibril Hough, Spokesperson, Islamic Center Of Charlotte (listed for id purposes); & others

Sat., Jan 10 Mass Rally & March to Let Gaza Live!
1:oo PM
Independence Park
7th St & Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte, NC

Guest speakers to be announced.

Sponsored by Muslim American Society Charlotte; Al-Awda, Palestine Right To Return Coalition-Charlotte; Islamic Political Party Of America; Action Center For Justice; Jibril Hough, Spokesperson, Islamic Center of Charlotte (listed for id purposes); CODEPINK, Women For Peace-Charlotte; Students For A Democratic Society - UNCC; & others.

For more info call 704-492-5226
Details will be posted at

Sat., Jan. 10 Vans to National Emergency March On Washington, DC
Details at

Saturday, January 10 at 5 pm
MAS Community Center
4301 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215


Its history and cause of the conflict.

Understand why we declare FREE PALESTINE, END THE OCCUPATION


For more info contact Mohammad at 704-293-3744.


Urgent Appeal for Israel to Immediately Cease Its Murderous Bombing, Siege and Invasion of Palestinian Gaza
Initiated by 2008 U.N. Human Rights Award winner Ramsey Clark

Join the ONLINE PETITION ( sign on and send the message to President Bush, President Elect Obama, VP Cheney, VP Elect Biden, Secretary of State Rice, Secretary of State designate Clinton, Congressional leaders, the U.N. Secretary General, Security Council, and key member states, the Israeli President, Prime Minister and cabinet, and members of the world media appealing for Israel to Immediately Cease Its Murderous Bombing, Siege and Invasion of Palestinian Gaza

OBAMA is going to take office in a couple of weeks
Call them at 202-540-3000!!!

Call you local representatives

US Senator - Richard Burr
Washington, D.C. Address
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3154
Fax: 202-228-2981

District Address
City Hall, 181 South Street, Room 222
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-833-0854
Fax: 704-833-1467

US Senator - Elizabeth Dole
Washington, D.C. Address
555 Dirksen Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6342
Fax: 202-224-1100

District Address
225 North Main Street, Suite 304
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-633-5011
Toll Free: 866-420-6084
Fax: 704-633-2937

US Congressman - Robin Hayes
Washington, D.C. Address
130 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3308
Phone: 202-225-3715
Fax: 202-225-4036

District Address
137 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-786-1612
Toll Free: 1-888-207-1311 (in NC)
Fax: 704-782-1004

US Congresswoman - Sue Myrick
Washington, D.C. Address
230 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-1976
Fax: 202-225-3389

District Address
6525 Morrison Boulevard, Suite 402
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-362-1060
Fax: 704-367-0852

District Address
197 West Main Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-861-1976
Fax: 704-864-2445

US Congressman - Mel Watt
Washington, D.C. Address
2236 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3312
Phone: 202-225-1510
Fax: 202-225-1512

District Address
1230 West Morehead Street, Suite 306
Charlotte, NC 28208-5214
Phone: 704-344-9950
Fax: 704-344-9971

DONATE - Send donations to support our work to Action Center For Justice, 7100 Mapleridge Dr, Charlotte, NC 28210. Please note GAZA with your donation.

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