Resistbot Petition: SPEAK TRUTH TO POWERResistbot Petition: SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER

An open letter to the President & U.S. Congress


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Hello staffer- I want to acknowledge that I know you're the one I'm writing to. Your humanity is, it seems, what I need to appeal to because your boss doesn't seem to have any. You are in a position to speak truth to power in a way that I cannot. I urge you to follow the example of the other staffers who led a walkout. I want you to know I support you and if there is way to do that beyond this letter, know that I will do that, too. Our country is actively participating in a genocide. It is not antisemitic to speak out against a government. I have never hated, nor will I ever hate Jewish people or tell others to do so. There has been a rise in antisemitism right alongside Islamophobia that is tearing the fabric of our country apart because of the continued genocide of the Palestinian people. We cannot continue to stay silent and sit by while our government funds and provides military support in the form of troops, intelligence, and ammunition to an apartheid state. The American people have had enough. I have to believe that you have, too. I know it may not seem like it, but the act of you walking out in support has an impact that I will never have. By doing so you join the likes of all of the other great people who have spoken truth to power before you- Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and so many others. My gratitude for you taking action would go beyond what I can easily express in a letter. Please amplify my voice and all the voices of us pleading with the government to stop this. As for the message for the government from me: I demand you call for an immediate ceasefire- a "humanitarian pause" is completely insufficient-, the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the area, and all financial, intelligence, and military aid given to Israel to permanently cease. I demand the billions you've taken of my tax dollars to go instead to humanitarian relief for all of occupied Palestine to help them rebuild, care for the sick & injured, bury the dead with dignity, and ensure all of their basic needs are taken care of and are unable to be restricted by the Israeli government now and in the future. We cannot allow Palestine to continue to be occupied and erased. I demand you voice support of and take any and all actions to assist Palestinians in regaining their land, freedom, and right to self-governance. This has never been and is not a call to have the same atrocities done to Israeli people. ALL PEOPLE should be safe from apartheid, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. The situation in occupied Gaza is beyond dire. The actions being taken by the IOF to terrorize the occupied West Bank grow in disturbing, heinous ways every single day. The magnitude of human suffering is impossible to quantify. It has gone beyond comprehension. Every day becomes more unspeakable.

▶ Created on November 14 by Sarah

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