Please take action to oppose AIPAC's legislative agenda, and ask your Members of Congress to support human rights and hold Israel accountable for its misuse of U.S.-supplied weapons.
Before you send letters to your Members of Congress, please call their offices (numbers will appear below after you enter your zip code) and voice your opposition to the resolutions recently proposed by AIPAC. We've provided talking points below to help convey your message -- please also mention the specific bills you oppose, listed above the talking points.
To find out if your Members of Congress are supporting this legislation, click on the bill number below and then click on 'cosponsors.'
In the House, we are opposing:
H.R. 938 -- Designates Israel a 'major strategic partner.'
H.R. 850 -- Increases punitive sanctions that harm Iranian civilians and brings U.S. closer to war.
In the Senate, we are opposing:
S. 462 -- Designates Israel a 'major strategic partner.'
S. Res 65 -- "Backdoor to war with Iran."
1. I urge you to oppose AIPAC's agenda of pushing for greater U.S. support for Israel and for sanctions and war against Iran.
2. In the midst of across-the-board budget cuts to many vital programs, I strongly oppose any attempts to exempt military aid to Israel from cuts imposed by sequestration.
3. Israel routinely discriminates against Palestinian-, Arab-, and Muslim-Americans by refusing them entry, and therefore does not provide 'reciprocal privileges' to U.S. citizens and should not be included in the U.S. visa waiver program.
4. Unconditional U.S. military aid and diplomatic support for Israel run counter to our commitment to human rights and have hindered the ability of the United State to build relationships and conduct diplomacy around the world. Israel is a strategic liability, not a strategic ally, and I oppose any resolution designating Israel a 'major strategic partner.'