24 March, Minneapolis/At Home: Call-In Day for Palestine

24 March, Minneapolis/At Home: Call-In Day for Palestine

Please note, this is replacing a previous event organized outdoors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anti-War Committee will hold the following online action on Tuesday, 24 March:

Tuesday, 24 March
All Day – from your own home
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/182191393102764/

We are no longer having a visibility bannering as part of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network’s global week of action. Instead we will be organizing a call in day. #GreatReturnMarch #LandDay

On March 30, 1976, Land Day marked a turning point as the first mass mobilization by Palestinians within Israel against colonialism and land theft. Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel for protesting the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land. Land Day’s significance in the Palestinian political calendar was compounded in 2018, when hundreds were killed and thousands injured by Israeli sniper fire as Palestinians demanded their Right of Return to their stolen land with mass protests in Gaza, called the Great March of Return.

Organized by the Anti-War Committee

Please call Sen Klobuchar at 202-224-3244 or 612-727-5220 and demand she change her position on U.S. aid to Israel. Below is a script you can use:

“Sen Klobuchar, we demand you support peace and justice in Palestine. Your support for apartheid Israel undermines all efforts for justice, and therefore peace. The Covid-19 pandemic means even greater misery for Palestinians in the West Bank, and the Gaza open air prison. In response to the pandemic the Israeli government has increased the repression of Palestinians, not addressed their health needs. Your support for keeping the US embassy in Jerusalem, your pledge to continue U.S. aid to Israel, your pledge to increase support for Israel if elected president emphasizes your support for human rights atrocities by the government of Israel. As your constituents we are disappointed that you voted for an anti-BDS (Boycott Divest Sanctions) bill which criminalizes free speech critical of Israel’s human rights abuses. As your constituents we disapprove of the way you tried to play us by saying you would not attend the 2020 AIPAC conference on 2/26 and then on 2/28 sending the conference a supportive video message. We support the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement and the Palestinian Right of Return! End US Aid to Israel! End the Blockade of Gaza and other Human Rights Abuses of Palestinians!”