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To: Sen. Heinrich, Rep. Stansbury, Sen. Luján, Pres. Biden

From: A constituent in Albuquerque, NM

February 27

One of the last things active duty military serviceman Aaron Buschell said yesterday before he self-immolated was, “I will no longer be complicit in genocide", "This is what our ruling class has decided will be normal", "Free Palestine". His last Facebook post said, "Many of us like to ask ourselves, 'What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?' The answer is, you're doing it. Right now." He died in service of humanity. He sacrificed himself to try and make you listen. Are you finally listening now? I know you, my representatives, don't read my letters. You've never cared what I've had to say but I won't stop speaking. If someone is reading this, I am begging you to make my representatives read this. Read my words aloud if you have to. Our government is slowly killing us - not just with this genocide in Palestine - billions of our tax dollars are being stolen while the average American is suffering in an economy and country that cares nothing about our lives, much less the lives of those abroad. The wealth disparity is the worst it's been in history due to an economic crisis manufactured by the billionaire ruling class who will bleed us dry unless they are stopped. Stop this. Stop all of this. Free Palestine. Free America. I demand that you:  - Call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire - Call for the immediate end of Israel's occupation and apartheid and support Palestinians in their fight for freedom and peace - Hold Israel accountable for their violations of the Genocide Convention and all other international laws by any means necessary - Secure the immediate release and safety of all Palestinians who have been abducted and held captive by Israel, including those whose indefinite detention began prior to 10/7 - Permanently end all monetary, diplomatic, and military aid given to Israel and enforce Leahy Law - Reallocate all funds given to Israel and commit additional resources for ongoing humanitarian relief for Palestinians starting with immediately resume funding of UNRWA - Immediately withdraw all U.S. troops, military assets, and all other assets deployed throughout the Middle East and cease all actions that further escalate a larger regional conflict - Pass legislation that voids all anti-BDS laws at the federal level - Restore my right to free speech and the freedom of the press by condemning all discrimination or harassment for criticizing any government or political ideology (including zionism) and by doing everything possible to prevent future assaults to my rights, including governmental control and/or censorship of the Internet

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