Tell Congress: Support H.R. 2590
On Thursday, April 15, Rep. Betty McCollum introduced groundbreaking legislation in support of Palestinian rights. HR 2590 ensures U.S. taxpayer funds are not used by the Israeli government to detain and abuse Palestinian children, demolish Palestinian homes and structures, or to further unilaterally annex Palestinian land in the West Bank. The legislation would also require the Secretary of State to annually certify U.S. funds are not used in support of any of these practices. Congresswoman McCollum was joined by 13 of her colleagues as original co-sponsors: Reps. Bobby Rush (IL), Danny Davis (IL), Andre Carson (IN), Marie Newman (IL), Ilhan Omar (MN), Mark Pocan (WI), Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Ayanna Pressley (MA) Jamaal Bowman (NY), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Cori Bush (MO), and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (IL)
As long as the practices outlined in this bill continue, the possibility of a just and lasting end to the conflict in Israel-Palestine--one in which the human rights of all peoples is honored— is greatly diminished. Congress must make clear that the United States will not provide financial support to the ongoing violation of Palestinian rights. HR 2590 is a necessary start in helping to ensure the United States can be an honest partner for peace to both the Israeli and Palestinian people.
As a constituent, your voice is powerful. It is imperative your House member knows there is significant support for this legislation as they consider whether to add their name as a cosponsor. Let your representative know you do not support U.S. funds being used to violate Palestinian rights.
Please note if you are a U.S. voter and not able to take action below, it is likely because your member is one of the original cosponsors. You can find the list of original cosponsors above. Check here for an updated list as more members add their name as cosponsors.
Rep. Betty McCollum leads effort to block Israel from using U.S. aid to destroy Palestinian homes (The Intercept)
Progressive lawmaker to introduce bill seeking more oversight of Israel Assistance (The Hill)
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