Kaplan [email@example.com] is inviting you to participate on Wed., March 31 at
noon ET in an End Medical Apartheid event. There
has been an uptick in members of Congress who are
finally speaking out against the Israeli government’s failure to provide
vaccines to Palestinians living under occupation. After months of grassroots
pressure, including a coordinated campaign by the Invest in Justice
coalition (of which JVP Action is a proud partner!), three separate letters
were sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding the U.S. increase
pressure on the Israeli government to fulfill its obligations under
international law. The folks leading the charge? Representatives Rashida Tlaib
and Mark Pocan (both JVP Action endorsees!), Andre Carson, and Senator Bernie
Sanders. Since these letters were sent, the U.S. has announced $15 million in
humanitarian assistance to Palestinians for COVID-19 response. While this is a
welcome first step to supporting Palestinians during the pandemic as well as
undoing the harm of the Trump administration, that’s all it is: a first step.
Sending aid without also demanding accountability and change from the Israeli
government will not solve the problem. Join the conversation and call to
from Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta, Dr. Sahar AlSulibe,
Manal Shqair, Farah Kader, and Ahmad Abuznaid by registering at https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/2021-03-end-medical-apartheid-action?oa_sender=jvp&emci=e7d99cf1-8691-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=f47317cb-a091-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=237778.
39] –Jim Zogby (@jjz1600)
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to join him on Wed., March 31 from 2 to 2:30 PM
ET for Coffee and a Column. Zogby will be joined by Jerusalem-based author,
Nathan Thrall. They will discuss Thrall’s recent article in the New York Review
of Books, "A Day in the Life of Abed Salama," about how a Palestinian
father's tragedy was compounded by the daily indignities and obstacles of the
occupation. They will also discuss
Zogby’s column, "How Can We Be Silent?" He wrote about how the
US rightly objects to terrorist groups in other countries' governments, but so
far, has done nothing in light of the election of Kahanists
in Israel. After you register, you
will automatically get the dial-in information for the call: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-mgrTwrHtDGnvZr7WBprQinnJ6mmu-7?emci=808fb369-9890-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=edbf1399-6891-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=389907.
Action is sponsoring an expert panel to discuss The Iran Nuclear Deal or No
Deal on Wed., March 31 at 2:30 PM ET featuring Senator Chris Murphy, and other
key international relations and nonproliferation experts. RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/aFVE5ygCQEOMyNrNBjpx_Q2?emci=72e67a3e-b890-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=f12fbb56-c590-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=218683.
The expert panel includes Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism and
Political Science at the City University of New York; Kelsey
Davenport, Director of Nonproliferation Policy at Arms Control Association; and
Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for
–In order to avoid mass extinction and climate
catastrophe, scientists say we need to safeguard at least 30 percent of
America’s land by 2030. The Sierra Club is working with partners to secure an
additional 500 million acres in the narrow window of time we have left!
–Alicia McBride, FCNL [email@example.com] informs
us that on Wed., March 31 at 6:30 PM ET there is a Quaker Changemaker
Event. Effective Quaker advocacy is
about opening hearts as much as changing minds. Register for a powerful
intergenerational conversation with Friends Mary Lou Hatcher and Bobby Trice.
They will carry their unique experiences and stories with them when they lobby.
Register at https://act.fcnl.org/event/quaker-welcome-center-events-watch-home/2073/?akid=16407.152065.RwGmeH&rd=1&t=20. The event is “Bringing Ourselves into
Lobbying,” and effective Quaker advocacy is about opening hearts as much as
To be continued.
Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore
Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought
the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while
the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially
their lives." Eugene Victor Debs