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To: Sen. Cornyn, Sen. Cruz, Pres. Biden, Rep. Jackson

From: A constituent in Wichita Falls, TX

February 25

I never thought that one of the things I'd experience in my life would be donating to crowdfunding campaigns to try and save the lives of people trapped in concentration-death camps because my government refuses to stop funding and providing support for a genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign. As of 2/24, approximately 29,600 - 38,000 Palestinians have been murdered in Gaza since 10/7. I can't overstate my abject terror. I donate as much as I can, knowing that it may not be enough to save the family from becoming part of the disturbing death toll. Because of your refusal to stand with the rest of humanity in doing everything possible to stop Israel's genocide, and your complicity through actions like the defunding of UNRWA, the people in northern Gaza are starving to death in unheard of rates. UNRWA cannot provide aid any longer to northern Gaza due to lack of funds, and the continued targeting and murder of the aid workers who attempt the trip. Meanwhile, Israeli terrorists like Izador Elgabril post online their disgusting war crimes and get away with literal murder. Elgabril recently bragged about burning Palestinian homes and those trapped inside in order to make way for future Israeli settlements. He said “a little BBQ is great fun". What is it going to take for you to do the right thing? 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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