Volunteers from several chapters of the American Muslims for Palestine participated in nearly 50 meetings on Capitol Hill on April 13 and 14, 2015.
In addition to meeting with the offices of their elected representatives and senators, AMP also met with the offices from the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees.
Delegates discussed settlements and holding specific Israeli military units accountable for human rights violations against Palestinians. The meetings on Tuesday were scheduled in partnership with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
"This historic event brought Palestine to the halls of Congress. It's a first step in the direction of shaping policies that impact both Americans and Palestinians," said Osama Abuirshaid, AMP policy director.
"Members of Congress are telling us they don't hear from Palestinian Americans, and our first ever Palestine Advocacy Day is our attempt to rememdy that," said AMP Media Director Kristin Szremski, who coordinated the event from AMP's new Washington DC office.