Wednesday, 10 January
9 am to 5 pm, your time zone
The Arab American Civic Council is holding a day of action on Wednesday, January 10 to show Members of Congress that we will not be silent as American tax dollars are supporting the detention, interrogation, ill-treatment, and imprisonment of children in Israeli separate-and-unequal military courts.
On November 14, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced H.R. 4391: the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act (http://bit.ly/2AZzaDk). The bill prohibits any U.S. assistance appropriated to Israel being used to support military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children in violation of international law.
Now is the time to take action, support the bill, and send a message to our elected officials and the Trump Administration, that we will not be complicit. The bill is a step towards justice and equality for Palestinians and ensuring that American taxpayers know that human rights abuses of Palestinians are being funded through the $3.8 billion in weapons provided annually.
WHAT ARE WE ASKING?
1. Call your Member of Congress at 202-224-3121
2. Say: “As your constituent, I urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 4391: the “Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act”
3. Share on social media. Express your concern with others. Share your thoughts and use #FreeTheChildren & #NoWayToTreatAChild