Your Voice Is Important To Help Stop Genocide!
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Your Voice Is Important To Help Stop Genocide!

To: Gov. Polis, Rep. Lieder, Sen. Kolker

From: A verified voter in Littleton, CO

May 26

I am writing to express my deep concern and urge immediate action to end U.S. support for what has been identified by international experts as genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. Recent reports, including those by UN-appointed experts and leading human rights organizations, indicate that Israel's actions in Gaza meet the legal definition of genocide. The UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, Francesca Albanese, has stated there are reasonable grounds to believe that Israel is committing genocide. Specific acts include causing serious bodily or mental harm, deliberately inflicting conditions calculated to destroy the Palestinian population, and measures intended to prevent births within the group (UN News ( (Al Jazeera ( . Furthermore, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) recently ordered provisional measures to protect Palestinians in Gaza, highlighting the urgency and severity of the situation. These measures demand that Israel prevent acts of genocide, ensure the provision of basic services, and stop the incitement to commit genocide (HRW ( . The dire humanitarian situation is exacerbated by the destruction of critical infrastructure and a severe lack of access to necessities such as water, food, and medical care (Amnesty International ( . As a nation committed to upholding human rights and international law, it is imperative that the United States reassess its stance and cease any form of support that enables these violations. Continued military and financial aid to Israel without accountability fosters impunity and undermines our moral and legal obligations under the Genocide Convention. I implore you to take a stand against these atroc ities by supporting measures to: 1 Implement an arms embargo against Israel. 2 Impose sanctions to pressure Israel to comply with international law. 3 Advocate for a UN-mandated independent investigation into allegations of genocide. It is crucial that we act now to prevent further loss of life and uphold the principles of justice and human dignity. Your leadership and action on this matter are vital.

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