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ACTION ALERT 2/12/07: Support Pro-Peace House Resolution

Please contact your Representative to ask to cosponsor this important resolution, or to thank them if already a cosponsor

Support Pro-Peace House Resolution

On February 8th, 2007, Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) introduced H. Res. 143, urging President Bush to appoint a Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. Take Action NOW!

In calling for this appointment, the resolution articulates important principles about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

  • "peace and stability inside the Middle East have a direct and immediate impact on the national security of the United States and our allies around the world."

  • "diplomacy must be made a central component of United States policy in the Middle East."

  • "it is directly in the national interest of the United States to reengage both sides of this dispute in an urgent manner."

  • "the creation of a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians will reduce tension in the region and help repair America's image in the international community."

  • "a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute will have a positive influence on the overall Arab-Israeli conflict and help reduce Iranian influence in the region."

  • "if the United States is unwilling to take a lead in facilitating real sustained negotiations, powers hostile to the United States and our interests may seek to fill the leadership vacuum."

  • "the United States must be proactive in this endeavor."

The ten original cosponsors on the resolution are: Blumenauer (D-OR), Ellison (D-MN), Klein (D-FL), McCollum (D-MN), Moore (D-WI), Murphy (D-PA), Price (D-NC), Schiff (D-CA), Schwartz (D-PA), and Snyder (D-AR).

Congressional support for peace and these basic principles sends a strong signal to the U.S. Administration, and to Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Please contact your Representative. If he/she has already cosponsored this resolution, please thank them. If he/she has not, please ask them to cosponsor this important resolution.

Take Action NOW!

  • Click here to visit APN's online Action Center where you can edit and send your letter with just a few easy clicks.

  • Once the webpage loads, enter your Zip code in the boxes at the top or bottom of the page. The sample letter to your Member of Congress will automatically indicate whether your Representative has cosponsored this resolution.