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[MAPC-policy] IMMED ACTION: BLOCK U.S. AID TO ISRAEL

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[MAPC-policy] IMMED ACTION: BLOCK U.S. AID TO ISRAEL

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email

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2001-11-14

September 11 Email: Body


>please read and act. Because no representative from wisconsin is on these
>committees, we should consider contacting Senator Durbin of Illinois and
>Rep. Jackson of Illinois because they are a neighboring state. Here is our
>chance to influence the decision to give billions of apartheid aid to
>israel. Help block it and help shut down the apartheid state!
>--------------------------
>
>Subject: URGENT ACTION:  Aid to Israel: House Conferees Chosen
>
>From: "X" <X>
>
>The House Conferees on the foreign aid bill (H.R. 2506) have now been
>chosen
>and are listed below.  The schedule for the House-Senate Conference has not
>yet been released, but please make the calls recommended below ASAP.
>
>Peace,
>         X
>
>******************************
>
>The bill giving $2.76 billion in foreign aid to Israel (17.7% of the entire
>foreign aid budget--approximately  $460.00 for every Israeli citizen) has
>now gone to a conference committee to resolve differences between the House
>(H.R. 2506) and Senate (Recorded Vote 312) versions.  You can find the
>details on
><http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:HR02506:@@@L&summ2=mstatus>.
>
>The bill is subject to modification in the conference committee, and we are
>asking the thousands who receive this email to contact the conferees and
>ask
>that the aid to Israel section be eliminated or suspended until Israel
>complies with international agreements on human rights and the Geneva
>Conventions (in particular:  "The Occupying Power shall not deport or
>transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it
>occupies." -Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949).  When
>calling the office, ask to speak with the staffer in charge of foreign
>relations.  Please call as many of these members as you can, but AT LEAST
>call any who respresent you, as well as FOUR members of EACH house from
>neighboring areas.
>
>Senate Conferees:
>
>Bennett  (UT: 202-224-5444 / 801-524-5933)
>Bond (MO: 202-224-5721 / 314-725-4484)
>Byrd (WV: 202-224-3954 / 304-342-5855)
>Campbell (CO: 202-224-5852 / 719-636-9092)
>Durbin (IL: 202-224-2152 / 312-353-4952)
>Gregg (NH: 202-224-3324 / 603-225-7115)
>Harkin (IA: 202-224-3254 / 515-284-4574)
>Inouye (HI: 202-224-3934 / 808-541-2542)
>Johnson (SD: 202-224-5842 / 605-332-8896)
>Landrieu (LA: 202-224-5824 / 504-589-2427)
>Leahy (VT: 202-224-4242 / 802-863-2525)
>McConnell (KY: 202-224-2541 / 502-582-6304)
>Mikulski (MD: 202-224-4654 / 410-962-4510)
>Reed (RI: 202-224-4642 / 401-943-3100)
>Shelby (AL: 202-224-5744 / 334-223-7303)
>Specter (PA: 202-224-4254 / 215-597-7200)
>Stevens (AK:202-224-3004 / 907-586-7400)
>
>House Conferees:
>
>Bonilla (TX: 202-225-4511 / 210-697-9055)
>Callahan (AL: 202-225-4931 / 334-690-2811)
>Jackson (IL: 202-225-0773 / 708-798-6000)
>Kilpatrick (MI: 202-225-2261 / 313-965-9004)
>Kingston (GA: 202-225-5831 / 912-352-0101)
>Knollenberg (MI:: 202-225-5802 / 248-851-1366)
>Kolbe (AZ: 202-225-2542 / 520-881-3588)
>Lewis (CA: 202-225-5861 / 909-862-6030)
>Lowey (NY: 202-225-6506 / 914-428-1707)
>Obey (WI: 202-225-3365 / 715-842-5606)
>Pelosi (CA: 202-225-4965 / 415-556-4862)
>Rothman (NJ: 202-225-5061 / 201-646-0808)
>Sununu (NH: 202-225-5456 / 603-641-9536)
>Wicker (MS: 202-225-4306 / 662-844-5437)
>Young (FL: 202-225-5961 / 813-893-3191)
>
>
>         Also, please contact the White House (202-456-1111) and ask the
>President to be prepared to veto this bill.
>
>TALKING POINTS
>
>         1.  The major talking point that is likely to resonate with House
>and Senate members is that aid to Israel at this time will have a seriously
>negative impact on the President's anti-terrorism efforts and will put
>American citizens at risk.
>
>2.  If you think the Representative/Senator might be receptive, you might
>also talk about the brutality of the current Israeli attack against
>Palestinians, and the occupation in general.  Be careful with this one
>however, since, unfortunately most members have a knee-jerk positive
>response in favor of funding for Israel.  Better to concentrate on the
>dangers to Americans (which is an argument that I find personally
>offensive,
>due to its clear implication that American lives are more valuable than any
>others). However, it IS the American citizen that votes for these folks.
>
>Some hints about contacting the President, House and Senate:
>
>******CONTACT EARLY AND OFTEN******BE POLITE******CONTACT EARLY AND
>OFTEN******BE POLITE******
>
>1.  When contacting members of Congress, they tend to take more seriously
>the calls and letters that specifically mention the legislation (i.e., H.R.
>2506 for the House--Senate Recorded Vote 312).  You can find contact
>information for additional Senators and Congresspeople at
>http://government.aol.com.
>
>2.  On another note, as long as it is not one of a mass email or mailing,
>they don't tend to look at the source of the information much differently
>(i.e.--phone/email/mail/fax), unless you meet in person, which is of course
>much more effective.
>
>3.  At present (Fall 2001), I highly recommend emailing over mailing. Also,
>it is currently more useful to fax than mail info because mail is backed up
>for weeks due to the anthrax scare.
>
>___________________________
>X
>___________________________
>


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September 11 Email: Date

Wednesday, November 14, 2001 4:05 AM

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[MAPC-policy] IMMED ACTION: BLOCK U.S. AID TO ISRAEL

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