Oppose U.S. military actions in Iraq and Syria
Urge Congress to oppose authorization for open-ended war in Iraq and Syria. Background: President Obama has announced that he will seek congressional authorization for the use of military force against the so-called Islamic State.
Call on Congress to support Gaza aid
Call on Congress to support Gaza aid and an end to the blockade Urge Congress to support an end to the blockade on Gaza and funding for reconstruction. Background: Seven weeks of war between Israel and Hamas has left Gaza in ruins and financial support for reconstruction is urgently needed.
Call Congress on Syria amendments
Call your Members of Congress today to ask them to oppose training and equipping members of the Syrian opposition. Background: The House is expected to vote today, and the Senate tomorrow, on whether to grant the Obama administration expanded authority to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.
Ask your senator to support Food for Peace Reform Act
Action: Call your senator today and ask him or her to co-sponsor the Food for Peace Reform Act (S.2421). Background: Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Chris Coons (D-DE) have recently introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to modernize the Food for Peace Act, one of the programs through which the U.S. government provides emergency food aid overseas. The Food for Peace Reform Act of 2014 will:
Thank the White House for halting missile transfer
Thank the White House for halting the transfer of Hellfire missiles to Israel, and call on Congress to support this policy. Background: The latest conflict between the Israeli military and Palestinian groups in Gaza has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Palestinians and 67 Israelis, and resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. The destruction of Gaza has been catastrophic.