Ask Congress to cosponsor historic resolutions to block weapons to Israel

Action alert
May 20, 2021

Just yesterday, we wrote to you with the urgent and exciting news that, in a historic move, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is introducing today a joint resolution of disapproval (JRD) to stop the latest $735 million weapons sale to Israel while it is relentlessly attacking Gaza.

And just now, in another unprecedented move, we learned that Senator Bernie Sanders is introducing a Senate companion to this bill. We urgently need you to contact your Senators and Representative and tell them to cosponsor these resolutions!

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Like its companion in the House, this resolution is the first one ever introduced in the Senate to block weapons to Israel and is a landmark step toward accountability for Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians. This didn’t happen in a vacuum: our collective efforts and massive pressure on Congress have gotten us to this crucial point. 

Yesterday, you made thousands of phone calls to Capitol Hill and look what happened as a result. Many Representatives have become original cosponsors of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution and now we have a Senate version, too!

We must keep up the momentum. We have a window of opportunity to do something truly historic, and no matter what happens, the tide has already turned. Palestine will be free.