Take Action:

July 20, 2019: Your 5-minute action —
Call any/all of the following MA Congresspeople:

Rep. Jim McGovern: 202-225-5601; Rep. Katherine Clark: 202-225-283; Rep. Stephen Lynch: 202-225-5111; Rep. Seth Moulton: 202-225-8020

Ask to speak to their Foreign Policy Adviser. If not available, say the following to whomever you get to speak with (it’s OK if you are not a constituent):

“As a constituent (or concerned MA citizen) and supporter of Jewish Voice for Peace, I am calling to thank her/him for not co-sponsoring H.Res 246, which condemns and attempts to suppress advocacy for Palestinian human rights. Boycott and divestment are peaceful tactics used to effect policy change and have long been recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court as First Amendment protected political expression. There is a growing progressive consensus that non-violent pressure on the State of Israel is needed to bring about a just peace with equality, human rights, and dignity for both Palestinians and Israelis. As your constituent (concerned MA citizen), I am proud that you are not a co-sponsor of this resolution, and hope that you will continue to support free speech and refuse to condemn the grassroots movement for Palestinian freedom. Vote ‘no’ if this resolution is put to a vote”.

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