The New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) is outraged by a Senate Resolution supporting Israel's attacks on Gaza co-sponsored by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) of New York.
The Resolution (S. Res. 599), which mentions terrorists and terrorism five times while failing to mention the Palestinian people, expresses unequivocal support of Israel’s actions in Gaza.
In an effort to expose this obvious disregard for the Palestinian people, and to highlight the objection of people of conscience who happen to be their constituents, CAIR- NY is urging people to contact the offices of Senators Gillibrand and Schumer today, Tuesday, the 20th of November 2012.
ACT NOW & CALL YOUR SENATOR
Senator Kristen Gillibrand
Tel. (212) 688-6262
Senator Charles Schumer
Tel. (212) 486-4430
Please Express These Points (stay calm and polite):
1. As your constituent I am troubled by Senate Resolution 599, which is explicitly biased and leads us to believe you only care about Israeli casualties, while disregarding Palestinian casualties.
2. In the name of “Israel’s inherent right to self-defense” which you support in your resolution, over 100 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 1,000 injured, but your resolution fails to mention Palestinian people.
3. As your constituent I hope that you do not use a foreign crisis to satisfy your political and special interests. Instead we expect you to represent the interests of your constituents.
4. As your constituent, and a voter, I urge you to support peace, but never support the collective punishment or disregard for human rights of the Palestinian people.
PLEASE ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DO THE SAME!