Members of U.S. Congress Ask President Obama to End the Blockade in Gaza

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Washington, D.C. www.adc.org | Last Thursday, 54 Members of the House of Representatives led by Congressman Ellison of Minnesota and Congressman McDermott from Washington State signed a letter to President Obama asking his Administration to lift the blockade on Gaza.  In the letter to President Obama, the 54 Members of Congress said “the unabated suffering of Gazan civilians highlights the urgency of reaching a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we ask you to press for immediate relief for the citizens of Gaza as an urgent component of your broader Middle East Peace.”  Click here to read the full letter.

ADC President Mary Rose Oakar said “Now is the time to hold our elected Officials accountable to work for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East . These 54 Members should be recognized for their courage in attempting to bring an end to the unfair treatment of the Palestinian people.”

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) urges you to recognize and thank these 54 US House Representatives for exhibiting leadership by contacting them TODAY. Please see below for the list.

Name

State

Phone #

Raul Grijalva

AZ

(202) 225- 2435

Barbara Lee

CA

(202) 225- 2661

Bob Filner

CA

(202) 225- 8045

Diane Watson

CA

(202) 225- 7084    

Fortney Pete Stark

CA

(202) 225- 5065

George Miller

CA

(202) 225- 2095

Jackie Speier

CA

(202) 225- 3531

Lois Capps

CA

(202) 225- 3601

Loretta Sanchez

CA

(202) 225- 2965

Lynn Woolsey

CA

(202) 225- 5161

Michael M. Honda

CA

(202) 225- 2631

Sam Farr

CA

(202) 225- 2861

Jim Himes

CT

(202) 225- 5541

Bruce D. Braley

IA

(202) 225- 2911

Andre Carson

IN

(202) 225- 4011

John A. Yarmuth

KY

(202) 225- 5401

James P. McGovern

MA

(202) 225- 6101

John Tierney

MA

(202) 225- 8020

John W. Oliver

MA

(202) 225- 5335

Michael E Capuano

MA

(202) 225- 5111

Stephen F. Lynch

MA

(202) 225- 8273

William D. Delahunt

MA

(202) 225- 3111

Donna F. Edwards

MD

(202) 225- 8699

Elijah E. Cummings

MD

(202) 225- 4741

Carolyn C. Kilpatrick

MI

(202) 225- 2261

John Conyers

MI

(202) 225- 5126

John D. Dingell

MI

(202) 225- 4071    

Betty McCollum

MN

(202) 225- 6631

James L. Oberstar

MN

(202) 225- 6211

Keith Ellison

MN

(202) 225- 4755

David E. Price

NC

(202) 225- 1784

Bill Pascrell, Jr.

NJ

(202) 225- 5751

Donald M. Payne

NJ

(202) 225- 3436

Rush D. Holt

NJ

(202) 225- 5801

Eric Massa

NY

(202) 225- 3161

Maurice D. Hinchey

NY

(202) 225- 6335

Paul Tonko

NY

(202) 225- 5076

Yvette D. Clarke

NY

(202) 225- 6231

Marcy Kaptur

OH

(202) 225- 4146

Mary Jo Kilroy

OH

(202) 225- 2015

Earl Blumenauer

OR

(202) 225- 4811

Peter A. Defazio

OR

(202) 225- 6416

Chaka Fattah

PA

(202) 225- 4001

Joe Sestak

PA

(202) 225- 2011

Glenn C. Nye

VA

(202) 225- 4215

James P. Moran

VA

(202) 225- 4376

Peter Welch

VT

(202) 225- 4115

Adam Smith

WA

(202) 225- 8901

Brian Baird

WA

(202) 225- 3536

Jay Inslee

WA

(202) 225- 6311

Jim McDermott

WA

(202) 225- 3106

Gwen Moore

WI

(202) 225- 4572

Tammy Baldwin

WI

(202) 225- 2906

Nick J Rahall II

WV

(202) 225- 3452      

 

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the United States . It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.  

 

The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans. 

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