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Three Members of US Congress call for end to the Gaza blockade
From: Just Foreign Policy
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On September 8, Rep. Danny Davis from Chicago became the third Member of
Congress to issue a public statement calling for an end to the blockade of
Gaza, joining Reps. Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee. [1]

The Davis statement came as a result of grassroots engagement led by the
Chicago-based Committee for Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP).
Their story is an inspiration to us all, showing us that, with perseverance
and persuasion, it is possible to turn Members of Congress out in favor of
justice in Israel/Palestine. [2]

The Israelis and Palestinians are scheduled to begin their next round of
talks on Gaza in late October. With Hamas and the Palestinian Authoritys
announcement of a unity agreement and the transfer of control of Gaza to the
Palestinian Authority, the ground is set for an agreement to end the
blockade. All thats left is to build political will.

We at Just Foreign Policy are trying to build on the momentum generated by
the Ellison, Lee, and Davis statements by supporting local groups to push
their Reps to come out in favor of an end to the blockade. With Congress in
recess until November, now is the time for us to act.

Heres what you can do to help:

If you are a member of a local group that would like support on scheduling
and/or conducting a meeting with your Rep on the blockade, or if youd like
to be linked up to a group, let us know by filling out this form.

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/blockade-congress-form
Share our graphic promoting Ellison, Lee, and Daviss stand.

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/moc-end-blockade
Help us provide support to local groups by making a $15 tax-deductible
donation.

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/donate
Thanks for all you do to help end the blockade of Gaza,

Megan Iorio and Robert Naiman
Just Foreign Policy

References:

1. Check out the Davis statement in the Chicago Sun Times:
http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/letters/29762211-474/letter-writers-logic-
offbase-on-births-out-of-wedlock.html#.VCXbTCldXA4
2. Read CJPIP`s account of how they persuaded Rep. Davis to come out in
favor of lifting the blockade:
lifting-blockade
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