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


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Hi Staffer, when I was a kid they told us we were the good guys, and I have never wished more than now that was the case. Doctors and medical staff in occupied Palestine are dealing with wounds infested with worms, rotting, severe infections of burns and amputations- the civilians who didn't die from the IOF attacks are dying and will continue to die due to the complete lack of healthcare. Diseases are circulating quickly through a population that is starving and dehydrated. So many more will die in the coming days, weeks, and months even if there is a ceasefire this second. This is a catastrophe unlike anything I have ever seen or heard of in modern day. This is not what war looks like- this is the systematic targeting of civilians to make the maximum impact of suffering and death. Please participate in a staffer walk out and never look back. Continuing to closely work for the government right now is going to haunt you for the rest of your life once you fully grasp the magnitude of our involvement in this genocide. Please, I am begging you. You are the last part of the government left to hear me. As for your boss, this is my message: I ask you to: - Call for an immediate ceasefire. A "humanitarian pause" is completely insufficient to address the dire needs of Palestinians - Withdraw all U.S. troops in the area sent to assist Israel - Permanently end all monetary and military contributions to Israel- whether that form is financing through my tax dollars, shared intelligence, provision of military weapons and technology, or any other type of assistance that directly or indirectly supports their genocidal and apartheid state - Give all financial contributions allocated to Israel to humanitarian relief in all of occupied Palestine to 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 any occupying power now and in the future - Call for and do everything in your power for the immediate end of apartheid, occupation, and ethnic cleansing of Palestine - Continue to speak out against the disturbing rise of antisemitism, but also condemn the same rise of Islamophobia tearing our country apart - Not sponsor, author, or otherwise assist in passing legislation that aims to directly or indirectly target Palestinians - Protect my freedom of speech and actively work against any and all efforts of censorship and governmental control of the Internet - Restore my right to speak freely and be protected against anti-BDS laws, discrimination, targeting, or other forms of harassment for speaking out against a government and political ideology - Do whatever possible to support both Israelis and Palestinians in efforts for real and long-lasting peace, safety, freedom, and equal rights for both groups.

▶ Created on November 18 by Sarah

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