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Jewish Voice for Peace holds Shabbat service with Rep. Rashida Tlaib
Rep. Rashida Tlaib should have been en route to her grandmother’s house last
Friday. Instead, as many of you already know, Rashida was making the heart-
wrenching decision to not take Netanyahu up on his conditional
“humanitarian” visit to Palestine. The only way they would let her in was if
she kept her mouth shut — a degrading and impossible demand of the lifelong
organizer for the rights and dignity of all people.
Rashida is a hero, and that is why JVP Action launched on Friday night with
a Shabbat event in Detroit. We honored her leadership and let her know that
we are here to support her and her commitment to human rights for all.
I can’t think of a better way for us to show what JVP Action will be about
than this beautiful Shabbat with the Palestinian granddaughter of a woman
who is older than the Israeli state and living under a controlling military
Here’s a video of Rashida speaking with JVP organizer Reuben Telushkin.
This is just the first of many actions JVP Action will be a part of to
support our heroes in Congress — including Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Betty
McCollum and more – but it illustrates the heart of our work as an
organization. We’re going to show up in community with each other and with
power to fight for what’s right.
As JVP Action, JVP is now unleashed and able to weigh in about electoral
What can you do to become involved?
Come to a welcome summit webinar to learn all the ways you can join the
Donate to our Champion Defense fund so we can stay ready to mobilize
Follow us on social media (twitter) and (facebook), and check out our
website so you can be the first to hear about all the action
I couldn’t be more excited to launch this new area of work, and it couldn’t
come at a more critical time. We’re a vibrant, powerful community, covering
every congressional district in the US, and we’ve got a whole new way to
fight for justice, equality and freedom for all people.
JVP Deputy Director
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