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


I'm not surprised our country abused our UN Security Council veto vote, again, to stop a permanent ceasefire resolution, but I continue to be disgusted. Had the U.S. veto not been used, the resolution would have passed. Over 600k people in northern Gaza are starving at levels unheard of. The small amount of aid that makes it is quickly exhausted, leaving many without. Israel targets these food distributions, murdering starving people both in the north and throughout Gaza. The ICJ hearing regarding Israel's barbaric genocide and war crimes has had the largest number of parties to participate ever recorded. Save a few genocide apologists, the 52 countries were in support of stopping Israel's genocide. I am so ashamed of being American. That is 100% your fault. How do you live with yourself knowing what you've done? 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

▶ Created on February 21 by Sarah

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