As salaamu alaykum.
The Gaza Is Palestine campaign, led by us and Adalah Justice Project, is an effort to build upon the historic global movement that took on new life in spring 2021 — and we want you to take part.
Massive global demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinians are changing the tides — and we can build on that momentum together.
This summer marks 15 long years of the blockade and siege on Gaza.
We’re proud to join Adalah Justice Project in launching a new 3-minute video, narrated by Palestinian artist Malak Mattar, imploring those in the U.S. to take action to stop the congressional funding that makes the siege of Gaza possible.
Watch the video:
The goal is not perpetual resilience, perpetual rebuilding after violence. The goal is freedom.
Palestinians in Gaza must be free to travel, to study, to work, to dream, to live, to start a family without the fear they will be taken.
Earlier this month, the 2023 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill was released.
This funding bill represents the United States’ global priorities for health, infrastructure, and security. As expected, the draft budget contains $3.3 billion for Israel (with an additional $500 million for weapons expected in the defense appropriations bill). That’s $3.8 billion for apartheid Israel.
In contrast, all funding for addressing climate change and other environmental issues globally is set at $3.6 billion.
Last year, we saw unprecedented support for Palestinian life swept the mainstream media, our progressive movements, and even the halls of Congress.
It’s up to us to make sure that we don’t move backwards. Share the video now.
Thank you for being in the struggle with us.
Ishraq, Lau, Granate and the MPower Change team
P.S. You can send an email to your member of Congress right now if you haven’t before, making it clear to them: Congress needs to stop funding the blockade and attacks on Gaza. Thank you.